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2 men die in shooting Sunday at Independence Avenue, Van Brunt Boulevard

Independence and Van Brunt homicide
Posted at 5:36 AM, Mar 10, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-10 13:47:00-04

Update, 12:44 p.m. | The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department identified the victims as 37-year-old Nicholas Lewis and 34-year-old Reginald McGee.

Original Story, 5:36 a.m. | The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is investigating a double homicide early Sunday morning near a Phillips 66 gas station near Independence Avenue and Van Brunt Boulevard.

Officers responded to a shooting at 4:30 a.m. Sunday in the 4800 block of Independence Avenue. Police found an unresponsive adult man who had been struck by gunfire, lying in a parking lot.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second victim, also an adult man, was found inside the building in the area with gunshot injuries.

The victim was transported to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries. The man was pronounced dead later Sunday morning.

KCPD investigators believe that an argument took place inside a business, leading to the shooting.

Detectives are working to identify a person of interest, per KCPD. Nobody is in custody at this time.

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