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KCKPD investigating Saturday fatal shooting

KCKPD
Posted at 4:12 PM, Oct 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-02 17:12:25-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department is investigating a Saturday fatal shooting in the 4300 block of State Avenue.

This is the city’s 35th homicide of the year.

Officers responded to the scene just before noon.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a man with an apparent gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to an area hospital where he died of his injuries, according to KCKPD.

Witnesses said the suspect fled the scene — KCKPD then apprehended him a few blocks away and took him into custody.

This incident is currently under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477) or KCCrimestoppers.com. All tips remain anonymous.

For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at P3Tips.com.

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy.