KCPD: Man found dead near 56th & Park on Sunday

A person was found with a gunshot wound.
A person was found with a gunshot wound.(Source: WAVE 3 News)
Published: May. 29, 2023 at 5:33 AM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KCTV) - The authorities have identified a man who was fatally shot on Sunday.

Just after 10:30 p.m. that day, officers went to E. 51st Street and Park Avenue after receiving a call about the sound of gunshots. While en route, it was upgraded to a shooting call and location changed to E. 56th Street and Park Avenue.

Upon arrival, officers found an man lying in the street. He was suffering from gunshot wounds. Police began lifesaving measures until EMS arrived and declared him deceased.

On Wednesday, he was identified as 59-year-old Walter Madge.

There is no suspect information available. The circumstances surrounding the homicide are still being investigated.

Kansas City police are working with Partners for Peace in all homicide investigations to monitor the risk of retaliation and provide social services to affected residents.