Kansas City police investigating homicide on East 42nd Street

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Posted at 2:12 AM, May 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-28 18:18:18-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police investigated a homicide in the 10500 block of East 42nd Street early Thursday morning.

Police were called to an apartment complex there on a sound of shots call at 12:45 a.m.

KCPD said callers heard several shots near the apartment building.

When officers arrived, police found an teenager unresponsive outside the apartment units in a common area of the building.

She died at the scene.

She has been identified as 17-year-old Annetreuna Bowden.

Detectives and crime scene personnel are canvassing for witnesses and processing the scene for evidence.

No suspect information is available at this time.

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