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KCKPD investigating Monday night shooting that turned deadly Tuesday afternoon

Posted at 1:11 AM, Jun 06, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-22 03:50:57-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department's Major Case Unit is investigating a Monday night shooting that became a homicide when the victim died Tuesday.

Thomas Wheeler, 34, of Kansas City, Missouri, died at a hospital after being shot in the 500 block of Elizabeth Avenue, police said.

Police were dispatched to the area around 9:20 p.m. Monday on a shots fired call.

When officers arrived on scene, they found Wheeler suffering from gunshot wounds in an alley.

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