INDEPENDENCE, Mo. — Independence police say a man found shot inside a vehicle last week off 40 Highway has died from his injuries.

The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Riley Youngblood, of Independence.

Police said Youngblood was shot in his vehicle around 8 a.m. on Jan. 20 near 40 Highway and Valley View Road.

At this time detectives are still working to determine the circumstances surrounding the victim’s death.

Youngblood’s family started a GoFundMe to help support his young daughter.

No suspect has been identified at this time.

Detectives are trying to locate a dark gray Chevrolet pickup that was seen on security cameras
near the victim’s vehicle when the shooting occurred.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.

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