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KCMO police investigating overnight homicide in South KC

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Posted at 3:53 AM, Dec 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-06 13:41:10-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police responded to a homicide in the 11600 block of Hickman Mills Drive early Monday morning.

Police were called to the area about 2:30 a.m. Monday because people in the area heard gunshots.

A police captain said when officers arrived, they found a man in the parking lot of the Peppermill Lounge who had been shot. He died at the scene.

No information has been released about the victim or a possible suspect. Police have not arrested anyone.

The bar is open until 3 a.m. Police are not sure if the shooting was related to anything that happened inside the bar. Investigators hoped to speak with anyone who was inside around the time of the shooting.

“You always hope there may be somebody who heard or saw something. That’s what we’re working on right now is trying to determine that,” Capt. Leslie Foreman with KCPD explained.

The victim was identified as 33-year-old Mondrell L. Smallwood.

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