There's more info on this one coming soon but for now here's first word . . .
Police are investigating a homicide scene at 29th and Kensington.
Compare this latest killing to only 44 at this time last year as the local murder rate continues to rise over last year's record-breaking count.
Here's the word . . .
Just after 5am this morning, officers were called to the area of E 29th Street and Jackson Avenue on a report of sounds of gunshots. Upon their arrival, officers did not locate a victim or a crime scene at the dispatched location. Officers began searching the area and located a vehicle east of the area at E 29th Street and Kensington Avenue. Officers discovered the victim, an adult black male, inside the vehicle suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. EMS responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased.
Detectives and Crime Scene Personnel have responded to the scene. They will be processing the scene for evidence and canvassing for any potential witnesses.
Detectives are asking if you have any information, please contact the Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043. Or you can remain anonymous by calling the Tips Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
Developing . . .