The sound of gunfire echoing through an East side neighborhood alerted police to the latest deadly Kansas City crime scene.
It was a noticeably quiet weekend but this overnight murder hints at more trouble on the way.
Check the report from KCPD on what is, unofficially, the 62nd homicide so far in this cowtown compared to 68 at this time last year . . .
This morning just before 2am officers were called to 37th and Montgall on a sound of shots call. While en route to the call it was updated to a shooting call.
On arrival officers were directed to a vacant lot mid block south of 37th and Montgall. They located an adult male there just off the street who had been shot, and was unresponsive.
EMS responded and transported the victim to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Detectives will be canvassing the surrounding area for any witnesses and crime scene investigators will be processing the scene for any evidence.
If anyone saw anything or has any information they are asked to contact the homicide unit directly at 234-5043 or the TIPS Hotline anonymously at 474-TIPS. There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case or any unsolved homicide in Kansas City.
Update with local news reporting . . .
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City, Missouri, police are investigating after a person was found shot at 37th Terrace and Montgall Avenue early Monday morning. The call initially came in around 2 a.m. The victim was taken to a hospital where he later died.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -- A man's overnight shooting death marks Kansas City's 62nd homicide of the year. Officers were called just before 2 a.m. Monday to 37th Street and Montgall Avenue. When they arrived to a vacant lot, they found a man just off the street who had been shot and unresponsive.
Kansas City, Missouri police are investigating an early morning homicide at 37th and Montgall Avenue.Police got a call around 2 a.m. of a shooting in the area. When police arrived, they found a man shot.
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