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Police investigating homicide in central Overland Park

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Posted at 6:56 AM, May 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-24 11:30:31-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Overland Park police are investigating a homicide in the 8500 block of West 85th Street.

The homicide happened in the parking lot of the Greenbrier Condominiums around 5:20 a.m. Monday.

Police arrived to find one man dead in the parking lot and were told two to three people were seen fleeing at high speeds in separate cars.

They are reported to be a black sedan and a white sedan that left southbound.

Witnesses also said they heard a single gunshot.

The victim was identified as 35-year-old Jeren Hinton of Overland Park.

Overland Park City Hall and Shawnee Mission West High School are both located nearby.

Police said the school was notified but there is no threat to student safety at this time.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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