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KCPD investigating downtown homicide near 11th, Washington

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Posted at 10:18 AM, Apr 29, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is investigating a homicide downtown near 11th and Washington.

Officers were called to the area shortly after 8:30 a.m. Monday on reports of a shooting.

When officers arrived, an unresponsive woman with gunshot wounds was located in the street near a vehicle, per police.

The victim was later identified as 32-year-old Shamra Whitney.

Despite emergency medical personnel rending aid, the victim was pronounced deceased.

A woman was taken into custody at the scene for further questioning.

Police said the preliminary investigation of the shooting concluded the two women had an interaction at the intersection of 11th and Washington that escalated and led to shots being fired.

Due to the shooting taking place near an elementary school, the school was placed on lockdown as a preventative measure, KCPD said.

Police do not believe there is an active threat to the school or surrounding neighborhood.

Detectives are working to interview anyone who witnessed the crime as the investigation of the incident continues.