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One man shot and killed near 40th and Wabash Avenue

Posted at 1:49 AM, Aug 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-02 15:44:37-04

UPDATE |The victim in this case was identified as 21-year-old Richard Hardin.

Original story | Kansas City, Missouri police are investigating a homicide.

Officers were called to 40th and Wabash Avenue just before 10 p.m. Saturday night on the sound of a shots fired call.

When they arrived, they found a man unresponsive.

The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment where he later died.

Police say an argument led to shots being fired and the man being struck.

Detectives talked with people at the scene. There is no suspect information at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline.

For jurisdictions that utilize the Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline, anonymous tips can be made by calling 816-474-TIPS (8477), submitting the tip online or through the free mobile app at

Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the KSHB 41 News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015. Read the KSHB 41 News Mug Shot Policy.