Shooting victim found in KCK alley dies from injuries

FILE — The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department
FILE — The Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department(KCTV5)
Published: Jun. 6, 2023 at 4:49 AM CDT
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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (KCTV) - Detectives with the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department are investigating another homicide after a shooting victim passed away.

It happened in the 500 block of Elizabeth Ave. around 9:20 p.m.

Officers went to the area after receiving a call about shots being fired.

When officers arrived, they found a man lying in an alley who had apparent gunshot wounds.

He was taken to a local hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Ultimately, he passed away due to those injuries.

He has now been identified as 34-year-old Thomas Wheeler.

The KCKPD’s Major Case Unit is investigating.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Stoppers TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477). All tips remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.