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Police investigate overnight homicide in Independence

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Posted at 12:39 PM, Sep 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-19 13:39:46-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A man died of an apparent gunshot wound in Independence early Saturday morning.

Independence police say they responded to calls of a "man down" around 3:40 a.m. at 13th and Brookside. When they arrived, they found the body of 37-year old Carlos D. Burnett of Kansas City, Mo. in a grassy area near the roadway, with a gunshot wound.

No suspect information is available at this time. Authorities say this is still an active investigation.

If you have any information, police ask you to call the TIPS hotline at (816) 474- TIPS.