KCPD identify victim in Tuesday morning shooting

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Posted at 5:47 AM, Jun 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-22 17:43:55-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating a Tuesday morning shooting death as a homicide.

The shooting occurred around 4 a.m. in the 1900 block of East 24th Terrace.

KCPD said a man, later identified as 22-year-old Ja'len Scott-Jackson, was shot and taken to the hospital in serious condition by a civilian.

The victim later died at the hospital.

His death is being investigated as a homicide.

KCPD believes the shots came from outside a home and entered the home, where the man was struck. It is not clear if the man was a target.

One other person was home at the time but was not hurt.

Investigators are interviewing neighbors and looking for evidence outside the home.

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