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Man killed, baby injured in shooting near 20th, Wheeling

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Posted at 2:36 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 15:35:39-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE, Jan. 9 | Police have identified the homicide victim as DeAndre Chiney, 21. Additionally, police now say the second victim was a child less than a year-old.

Police say they are working to identify a person of interest in connection to the case.

EARLIER | A man was killed and a young child injured Wednesday in a shooting near 20th Street and Wheeling Avenue.

Kansas City, Missouri, police said it happened shortly before 1 p.m. inside a townhouse at the Blue Valley Court Townhouses in the 2000 block of Wheeling Avenue.

A man was found suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Witnesses told police that the man was arguing with a suspect in front of the residence before the shooting. The suspect fired multiple times at the man and then left the scene, according to police.

While officers were investigating at the townhouse, a child under 5 years old showed up at a hospital with gunshot injuries.

Police said the child's injuries were not life-threatening.

Later Wednesday afternoon, the suspect remained at large, but police said the incident was not random and others in the apartment complex were not believed to be in danger.

"I didn't have any idea something was even going on," said nearby resident Dyniesha Harlin, as she explained how she did not hear the gunshots. "No. I didn't - there was no gun shots that's why we were confused on what had even happened because there was no shots. And normally you hear shots around here. You hear them all the time, but that's close. I'm right here. I would have heard that."

The relationship between the man who was killed and the child was not immediately known.

This is the third homicide in Kansas City, Missouri, in 2020.

Police are asking witnesses to come forward. Anyone with information is asked to call the KCPD Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477. A reward of up to $25,000 is available for information leading to an arrest.

This is a developing story and will be updated.