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Kansas City, Kansas, police identify homicide victim from Sunday morning shooting

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Posted at 11:24 AM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 19:46:12-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One man is dead after a shooting Sunday morning in Kansas City, Kansas.

KCK police officers responded shortly before 10 a.m. to the 1100 block of Central Avenue on a report of shots fired.

Officers located a deceased man "with one apparent gunshot wound," according to a news release.

KCK police identified the victim Tuesday as 49-year-old Steven Peoples of KCK.

A person of interest in Peoples' shooting was identified, taken into custody and cooperated with law enforcement.

Anyone with information is asked to call the anonymous Greater Kansas City Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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Annual homicide details and data for the Kansas City area are available through the 41 Action News Homicide Tracker, which was launched in 2015.