INDEPENDENCE, MO (KCTV) — One person is dead following a shooting on a train, according to Independence police.

The shooting happened late Friday evening. 

The body was found when the train stopped at the Amtrak location on Pacific Avenue in Independence.

Life-saving measures were attempted but not successful. 

Police identified the victim Saturday as 30-year-old Richie T. Aaron Jr. of Independence. 

Investigators say the train car where the shooting happened did not have a large number of passengers. Passengers heard the gunshots, but did not immediately know that someone on the train was shot. 

The shooting took place in Lee's Summit near 3rd and Main, according to police. 

Lee's Summit police say the suspect in the shooting was a passenger on the train and fled in Lee's Summit after the shooting. 

"The victim was discovered after the train left the Lee’s Summit station and the next available location for the train to stop was the Independence station where emergency medical staff were immediately called to assist the victim," Lee's Summit police said in a statement. 

This is a developing story. Stay tuned to KCTV5 News for more. 

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