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Man shot to death found on Independence sidewalk

Anyone with information has been asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).
Anyone with information has been asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).(WLBT)
Published: May. 19, 2022 at 8:51 AM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - One person was found dead Wednesday night in Independence, resulting in a homicide investigation.

The Independence Police Department stated that officers received a shots fired call just before 10 p.m. in the area of E. 39th Street and S. Lynn Street.

A bystander told dispatchers that a person was lying on the sidewalk near E. 39th Street and S. Pleasant Street.

By the time law enforcement arrived, they found that a man had been shot and died.

Police said there was no suspect information.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477). Reference IPD Case Number “22-32214.”

UPDATE: On Friday afternoon, the victim in this homicide was identified as 18-year-old Khristian Wright of Independence.

Detectives are still investigating and asking for tips.