The local murder spike continues to claim more lives as our elected leaders struggle to cope with the crisis or offer any new strategy to address a rate of killing that threatens yet another historic year for homicides. 

Accordingly, here's the latest report on a tragic killing overnight . . . 

Homicide 43rd and Park

This morning at 1:30 am officers were dispatched to the park near the intersection of 43rd and Park on a sound of shots call.

On arrival officers located the victim, an adult male, unresponsive in the park near the shelter house. Officers summoned EMS to the scene, they declared the victim deceased at the scene.

There is no suspect information at this time.

If anyone has any information or saw anything they are asked to call the Homicide Unit directly at 816-234-5043, or the TIPS hotline anonymously at 816-474-TIPS. There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.


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KCPD: Man shot and killed in park

Kansas City, Missouri police are investigating the city's latest homicide.Police were called out to Ivanhoe Park near 43rd Street and Park Avenue around 1:30 a.m. Friday morning.When they arrived, they found a man shot and unresponsive near a shelter house in the park.EMS determined he died at the scene.There is no suspect information at this time.If you know anything that can help the police, call the Crimestoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

KCPD investigating homicide near 43rd and Park

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kansas City Police are investigating a homicide in the park near 43rd and Park. Police were dispatched to the area about 1:30 this morning on a sound of shots call. When they arrived they found a man unresponsive near the shelter house. EMS declared him dead a short time later.

Man dies in shooting at Kansas City's Ivanhoe Park

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The Kansas City Police Department says a man is dead after a shooting at Ivanhoe Park early Friday morning. Police responded to the park at East 43rd Street and Park Avenue at about 1:30 a.m. after a reported shooting.

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