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2 people shot near Truman and Hardesty, 1 dead

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Posted at 3:07 AM, May 13, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City Police are investigating a double shooting near Truman and Hardesty.

Police were called to the area about 1 a.m. on a reported car prowler.

The call was upgraded to a shooting while they were on their way.

Police say when they arrived, they found an teen who had been shot in a nearby business parking lot.

He died on the scene, and has been identified as Jesus Mendoza, 17.

Police say another man was also shot and was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say their preliminary investigation shows there was an interaction between several people that led to gunfire.

Detectives are actively working on identifying a person of interest.

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