Our least favorite city to the East remains violent, dangerous and struggling with their semi-urban identity.

Here's part of a scary police report and a local slice of life . . .

"A citizen called police stating that there was a person lying on the sidewalk near east 39th Street and south Pleasant Street. The victim lying on the sidewalk, an adult male, had sustained gunshot wounds. When officers arrived on the scene, the male was declared deceased. The release said that there are no suspects at this time, and IPD detectives are investigating the case."

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Independence police investigate Wednesday night homicide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Independence Police Department officers are investigating a homicide that occurred Wednesday night in the area of east 39th Street and south Lynn Street. According to a release from the department, officers responded to a sound of shots fired call around 9:50 p.m.

Man found shot to death on sidewalk on 39th Street near Noland Road in Independence on Wednesday night

Detectives with the Independence, Missouri, Police Department are working to learn more about a fatal shooting that happened on a busy stretch of road on Wednesday night.Officers were dispatched to 39th Street near South Lynn Street just before 10 p.m. Wednesday after someone called 911 to report hearing gunshots.

Man found shot dead on sidewalk in Independence

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Independence Police Department is investigating a homicide after a man was found dead on the sidewalk Wednesday night. Officers were called to the area of East 39th Street and South Lynn Street on reports of shots fired at about 9:50 p.m.

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