Man shot and killed in front of family in KC

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- One person is dead after a shooting Friday morning.

Police were dispatched to a townhome in the 4600 block of Willow Avenue, which is in the Timbers East subdivision, around 8:30 a.m. Inside one of the homes, a man was dead, shot and killed in front of children and other relatives.

According to a neighbor, the victim was a good man who worked at Wal-Mart and helped support his mother and other family members. Neighbors tell FOX 4 the victim may have been standing up for his sister. That's because witnesses say the father of his sister's child showed up at the house and police say there was a dispute that ended in one man's death.

"There were other residents in the home and we are speaking to them right now," said Sgt. Kari Thompson, of the KCPD. "Again this is tragic for them to have to deal with."

Distraught relatives raced to the scene, including the victim's mother, who coworkers had to drive home from Lenexa, Kan.

"Her family was here, and she believed her son was a victim didn’t know the severity of what was going on," said Virginia Snelling, a coworker of the victim's mother. "Just kind of explaining that her son was a good kid."

Neighbors say the shooting happened in front the victim's sister, her child, two infants and the victim's girlfriend. Relatives have identified a suspect for police and detectives are looking for him.

Witnesses tell me they saw the shooter leave in white Chevy Monte Carlo. They say he first drove to the end of a cul de sac, where there are some woods, before fleeing the area. Some neighbors suspect that's where the murder weapon might be located.

Police are investigating after a person was shot to death in the 4600 block of Willow Avenue Friday, May 20.

Police are investigating after a person was shot to death in the 4600 block of Willow Avenue Friday, May 20.