Overnight Kansas City suffered its latest deadly shooting as police responded to the sound of gunfire that echoed through the Midtown entertainment district after most patrons were on their way home.
Here is the first report as www.TonysKansasCity.com unofficially counts this as the 106th homicide so far this year compared to 140 at this time last year and 109 the year before that . . .
Homicide 315 Westport
This morning just after 3 am, off duty officers working in the area were notified by Westport security of sound of shots near Westport Road and Broadway. Officers responded and found an adult male in the street to the east of the intersection. That male had been shot and EMS responded and pronounced him deceased.
Detectives and crime scene personnel have responded to the scene and are actively canvassing for witnesses and collecting evidence.
Detectives believe there were likely people in the area who may have witnessed this. If you have any information please call the Homicide unit at 234-5043. If you choose to remain anonymous, you can call the tips hotline at 474-TIPS with up to a $25,000 reward for an arrest in this case.
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