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Police investigate fatal shooting near 79th Street, Troost Avenue

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Posted at 12:43 AM, Nov 27, 2020

UPDATE, Nov. 30 | The victim was identified as 33-year-old Paul Long.

ORIGINAL STORY, Nov. 27 | Just before 11 p.m. Thursday, police were called to the sounds of shots fired near 79th Street and Troost Avenue.

Officers found a man with apparent gunshot wounds.

He was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officers and crime scene personnel are looking for any evidence and witnesses.

This was the second homicide of the day.

There have now been 167 homicides in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2020 - the highest for the city.

The previous high was 153 in 1993.

This is a developing story, and we will update with more information as we get it.

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