In the early morning hours deadly gunfire echoed through the Southeast part of Kansas City.
Unofficially, this is the 84th homicide so far this year compared to 106 during last year's historic crime spike and 78 the year before that . . .
Here's the first report . . .
Homicide 114th and Eastern
Just after 2 AM, officers were dispatched to sound of shots in the area of 114th and Eastern. At the same time officers on a separate call heard the sound of shots and responded immediately. Upon arrival they found a male victim who had been shot. EMS arrived and pronounced the victim deceased at the scene. There is no suspect information at this time. Detectives and crime scene personnel are on scene and actively working this investigation.
Detectives are asking for the public's help. If you saw or heard anything or have any information please call Homicide at 234-5043. If you would like to remain anonymous please call the tips hotline at 474-TIPS. There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.
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