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Man dies at hospital after shooting near 55th and Highland in KCMO

Posted: 11:01 AM, Sep 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-04 16:24:32-04
55th and Highland homicide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One man died at an area hospital after a shooting late Monday in Kansas City, Missouri, police said.

Around 11:30 p.m., officers were called to East 55th Street and Highland Avenue after reports of gunshots in the area.

While officers were responding, a man with gunshot wounds arrived at an area hospital, police said. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

Detectives and investigators canvassed an area near the 5500 block of Highland Avenue.

The man’s death marked the 102nd homicide in Kansas City, Missouri, this year.

He was later identified as 46-year-old Victor Byers of Kansas City, Missouri.

KCPD detectives have identified a person of interest in the case and are looking for the shooter.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the KCPD Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477 (TIPS). There is a $25,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.