Police identify victim from deadly shooting near Swope Park

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Police are investigating a shooting death at 61st and Jackson in Kansas City, Mo., near Swope Park. Police said the shooting was reported at 6:16 a.m on Wednesday.

The victim was identified on Wednesday night as James E. Moland, a 45-year-old black male from Merriam, Kan. When police arrived they found that Moland had died from a gunshot wound.

Moland was found when residents saw him in the yard of the house next to theirs and called for an ambulance. Police are investigating the incident as a homicide and ask anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS (8477).

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