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2 people killed in shooting Monday at 39th Street, Woodland Avenue

Posted at 3:21 AM, Feb 12, 2024

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating a fatal shooting Monday that left two men dead at 39th Street and Woodland Avenue.

Investigators believe an argument between the two men escalated, leading to an exchange of gunfire.

Police were called to the area about 2 a.m. on a report of the sound of shots fired.

When they arrived they found two men who had been shot on the ground south of the intersection.

Police said one man, identified as Deion S. Lewis, 31, died at the scene and the second man was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

KCPD updated Monday afternoon that the second victim, who was identified Tuesday as Tyler J. Giles, 27, died from his injuries.

Police believe there were a number of people at the location in regards to a non-injury crash when an argument between the two men began.

An initial investigation indicates that the two men who died in the shooting fired at one another after an argument escalated.

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