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Police investigate homicide Wednesday night in northeast Kansas City

Wednesday night homicide
Posted at 10:09 PM, Mar 15, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-16 16:05:38-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police in Kansas City, Missouri, are investigating a homicide that happened just before 9 p.m. on Wednesday night near Independence Avenue and Olive Street.

Officers responded to the scene and located a victim suffering from trauma injuries.

The man — identified Thursday as 30-year-old Abdullahi Yussuf — was transported to an area hospital and later succumbed to his injuries.

It wasn't immediately clear what led to the violence.

This marked the fifth homicide in Kansas City this week.

Police initially said the victim had been shot.

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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.