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Victim killed in Tuesday shooting along Independence Avenue

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Posted at 1:59 PM, Jun 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-09 13:20:05-04

Update | KCPD identified the victim in this case as 53-year-old Jose Lugo.

Original story |One person died in a shooting Tuesday afternoon in the 3500 block of Independence Avenue in Kansas City, Missouri.

The shooting happened in the 3500 block of Independence Avenue.

A KCPD spokesperson said that a suspect walked up to the victim, shot and then fled the scene.

Witnesses reported seeing a man in black hoodie and gray shorts flee the scene, according to a KCPD official.

The suspect later died at an area hospital.

This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.

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