1 dead in Kansas City shooting Friday afternoon; person of interest in custody: police

A man was fatally shot Friday afternoon in the Broadway Gillham neighborhood of Kansas City, police say.

Capt. Corey Carlisle, spokesman for the Kansas City Police Department, said in a statement Friday that officers were called to a reported shooting at 34th and Main streets.

Arriving officers located a critically injured gunshot victim on the street, Carlisle said. He was taken by ambulance to hospital and died there a few hours later.

A person of interest was in custody Friday. Detectives weren’t looking for anyone else in connection with the shooting.

Carlisle said the shooting appeared to stem from an argument on Friday.

Friday’s killing marked Kansas City’s 87th homicide of 2023, according to data maintained by The Star. In 2022, the city had its second deadliest year on record with 172 homicides.

Kansas City police were asking anyone with information about the fatal shooting to contact homicide detectives at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS hotline anonymously at 816-474-TIPS.

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