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2 dead in shooting near E. 47th Street, Sterling Ave.

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Posted at 7:10 PM, Aug 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-08 21:32:05-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Two people are dead following a shooting Saturday night in Kansas City, Missouri.

Police responded around 6 p.m. on the sound of shots the area of East 47th Street and Sterling Avenue.

Officers were directed to the backyard of a home in the area, where two men were found unresponsive, according to a KCPD spokesperson, and "appeared to have been shot."

Medical personnel attended to the two men, but both were declared deceased at the scene.

KCPD detectives still are working to identify the victims and to determine what led up to the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 or the anonymous TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS. A reward of up to $25,000 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.

A previous version of this story stated that officers responded to a shooting call.

For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at P3Tips.com.

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the 41 Action News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015.