Police identify 34-year-old shot and killed near 15th and Home Ave. Friday

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INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Independence police are investigating a deadly shooting that happened early Friday morning.

Officers were dispatched to East 15th Street South and South Home Avenue around 6:50 a.m. upon reports of a shooting.

When officers arrived, they found two people with gunshot wounds. First responders took both of them to the hospital.

One of the victims, 34-year-old Richard A. Denny, died.

Police have not said what led up to the shooting. They did say this is a homicide investigation.

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