Man ID'd in fatal shooting near 39th and Troost

Posted at 10:24 PM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-20 06:08:18-05

One person is dead following a shooting in KCMO on Tuesday.

Authorities said just before 2 p.m., KCPD officers responded to the area of 39th and Troost after receiving a call of shots being fired. Upon arrival, officers observed the victim, 40-year-old Walter Gregory, with an apparent gunshot wound.

KCFD personnel arrived and transported Gregory to a local hospital, where he later died.

Witnesses stated they recalled seeing a vehicle leave the scene at a high rate of speed after the shooting, according to police.

Authorities said they are investigating this incident as a homicide.

Anyone with information is urged to call the TIPS hotline 816-474-TIPS (8477).


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