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Man shot on sidewalk outside McDonald's in KCMO

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Posted at 3:01 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 17:04:30-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Police apprehended a person of interest in a deadly shooting Monday afternoon outside a McDonald's in Kansas City, Missouri.

Officers were called around 1:30 p.m. to a sidewalk outside the McDonald's restaurant near East 31st Street and Van Brunt Boulevard on a reported shooting.

When officers arrived, they spotted the victim on the sidewalk suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased on the scene.

Witnesses told police a male suspect fled the area in a blue car.

KCPD announced later in the afternoon that a person of interest in the shooting was taken into custody around 3 p.m. near Independence Avenue and Woodland Avenue.

Police announced several road closures in the area as investigators worked the scene.