The Independence Police Department is investigating a homicide that occurred Friday night in the 2000 block of S. Harvard Avenue.
Around 10:30 p.m. Friday, Independence police officers responded to a report of a person lying on the ground.
Upon arriving at the scene, officers located a female in front of a residence with a gunfire wound. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
Police identified the woman as Jennifer L. Scott, 39, of Independence, Missouri.
Independence police are investigating the case as a homicide. Investigators are working to find leads and "develop suspect information," in the case.
Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
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