Police identify man who died after shooting outside Kansas City business on Blue Parkway

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A man died Tuesday after being shot outside a business on Blue Parkway in Kansas City, police say.

The shooting happened around 1:15 p.m. Tuesday near a business in the area of 6921 Blue Parkway, according to KCPD Captain Stacey Graves.

Witnesses said they heard at least 8 gunshots in the area.

Graves said the victim is a man in his 20s. The shooting marks the 139th homicide in Kansas City in 2017.

The deadly shooting happened just 15 minutes after another shooting near 27th Street and Cleveland Avenue, where the victim had minor injuries.

Graves said investigators are looking at the possibility that the two shootings are related but on Wednesday said the two are not related.

Cones marked where shells littered the parking lot of the Blue Parkway bait shot.

"It's not the police's problem by itself. It is our community," Rosilyn Temple with Mothers in Charge said. "We have to step up."

Temple was there to provide some comfort and support to the victim's family, as she and her organization has done so many times.

"We got to step up and take it back, and stop these families from screaming and hollering," she said, the sound of the victim's family member crying on the phone still heard at the scene. "That takes me back to me. I know that scream, the pit of your gut scream that you have, when you think of someone saying, 'it's your child.' That you got to get out. It's like you're never able to quietly fulfill that scream, because I still have a piece of scream in me."

On Wednesday police identified the victim as 20-year-old Dominic Clarkson.

Anyone with information about the homicide is asked to call KCMO police at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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