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18-year-old dies in shooting Sunday evening in Raytown

Raytown police
Posted at 10:36 AM, Apr 09, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — An 18-year-old died in a shooting Sunday evening in Raytown, Missouri, according to the city's police department.

Raytown police officers received a report of the sound of shots fired around 5:11 p.m. Sunday in the 9000 block of East 85th Street.

Around an hour later, police were informed that a shooting victim was transported to an area hospital by a private vehicle.

Officers conducted an investigation and determined that 18-year-old Raymond Rucker was struck by gunfire in the street.

Rucker died from injuries.

Raytown police say nobody is in custody at this time and the investigation is ongoing.

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