KCPD investigates homicide near 49th & Bellefontaine

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Published: Dec. 6, 2022 at 8:46 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 7, 2022 at 1:45 PM CST
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UPDATE (1:45 p.m., 12/7/22): The shooting victim has been identified as 22-year-old Shayla Curts.

UPDATE (4:48 a.m., 12/7/22): The police department says this is now a homicide investigation.

Previous coverage is below.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department is conducting a death investigation.

It appears that police went to the 4900 block of Bellefontaine Ave. around 8 p.m. after receiving a call about a shooting.

When police arrived, they found a woman who had been shot and was unresponsive.

Officers performed CPR on the woman. EMS arrived and declared her deceased at the scene.

At this time, the police said they are conducting a death investigation.

Anyone with information that could assist the authorities in their investigation should call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

Editor’s note: Initial information from police indicated this was a homicide. Later, the police said they are considering it a death investigation.

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