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Police identify shooting victim killed at south KC apartment complex

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Posted at 6:08 PM, Sep 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-22 14:10:37-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE: Sunday, September22, 2019 1:00 p.m.: Police have identified the victim as Robiell Avila, 20 of Kansas City.

Two people were shot, including one who later died at the hospital, Saturday afternoon in the 9800 block of Willow Avenue.

Kansas City, Missouri, police responded to a report of shots fired shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday at the View High Lakes Apartments in south KCMO.

Arriving officers found two black males in their 20s suffering from gunshot wounds near a black Lincoln in the apartment complex parking lot. Both victims were transported to the hospital.

One victim, who initially was reported to be in critical condition, died from injuries sustained in the shooting shortly after arriving at the hospital. The second victim was listed in critical condition.

KCPD detectives are working to determine the identity of the victims.

Witnesses told police two black male suspects were seen running northbound on foot from the scene.

Detectives with the KCPD Homicide Unit are continuing to interview witnesses. Anyone with information is asked to call the Greater KC Crime Stoppers Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).