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Kansas City Police investigating fatal shooting at Independence, Van Brunt

Posted at 1:45 AM, Mar 28, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-28 16:36:20-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, Police are investigating a fatal shooting at Independence Avenue and Van Brunt Boulevard.

Police say they were called to the area about 12:30 a.m.

When they arrived, they found a man who had been shot inside a vehicle in the parking lot of the gas station.

The man died at the scene according to a police spokesperson. Police have not arrested a suspect, nor have they released a description of any possible suspect.

KCPD later identified the victim as 23-year-old Donald Young.

Detectives and crime scene investigators processed the scene for evidence and canvassed the area for clues.

Detectives say it was possible there were multiple people in the area that may have witnessed the shooting.

“Regularly there are a lot of people out and about in this area," KCPD Sgt. Jake Becchina explained. "Those people deserve to be able to go out and about freely and not be subject to violent crime and not have to worry about violent crime occurring. These detectives are going to work tirelessly to help make that happen, but we also need the public to come together to help with that too."

Becchina is asking anyone with information to come forward and share what they know with detectives.

KCPD say it is working with Partners for Peace to monitor risks for retaliation and provide social services to affected residents.