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1 person shot to death Thursday afternoon in east Kansas City, Missouri

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Posted at 3:23 PM, Jul 04, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating a Thursday afternoon shooting death.

Police say the shooting took place just before 3 p.m. near East 69th Street and Brooklyn Avenue.

Police found the victim on the sidewalk in front of a house, police said.

He died at the scene.

Police identified the man as Cortez Caples, 32.

No word on what led to the gunfire.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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