Man dies in shooting, crash on Highway 71

Posted at 5:14 AM, Sep 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-04 08:58:06-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One man died and another person was hurt in a shooting that led to a crash on Highway 71 early Monday morning.

Officers were initially responding to a crash, then discovered a person with multiple gunshot wounds in the vehicle. Paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene, and KCPD launched a homicide investigation. 

The police investigation blocked northbound and southbound traffic near Meyer Boulevard, but lanes began to reopen after crews towed away the wrecked vehicle. 

If you have any information on the shooting, call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.