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KCKPD investigating city's 30th homicide of 2021

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Posted at 11:57 PM, Aug 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-01 16:15:28-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo.  — Update | KCKPD identified the victim in this case as 19-year-old Johnnie Roades of Kansas City, Kansas.

Original story | One person died Tuesday night in Kansas City, Kansas, according to the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department.

KCKPD said at around 6:20 p.m. officers were dispatched to the 3100 block of Cleveland Avenue on a report of a deceased individual.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a deceased man in his early 20s.

Neighbors reported hearing gunshots around 4:30 p.m.

KCKPD said due to the location of the body, under a tree in a grassy area, the victim was not discovered until a pedestrian walked through the area.

There is no suspect information at this time.