KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department found a man suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot of his workplace and are investigating the case as a homicide.

KCKPD officers were called to the 800 block of Kindleberger Road at around 10 p.m. Monday. Police said the business was open when they responded to the shooting.

Officers found the man in the parking lot and he was pronounced dead at the scene. Investigators said the victim worked at Brown Strauss Steel.

The company has a facility in the Fairfax District, where Monday night’s shooting happened, but they’re headquartered in Denver. The deadly shooting is a violent reminder of a troubling problem to community leaders.

“Violence is a significant problem in Wyandotte County and specifically in the Northeast,” Pastor Bruce Draper of Churches United for Justice told FOX4 on Tuesday afternoon.

“There are several zip codes that have higher incidents of crime.”

Churches United For Justice works to prevent more crime. Draper says gun violence in general is happening too often.

“The number one cause of death according to the health department, the UG Health Department for men ages 18 to 44 is murder… and that’s not acceptable.”

No suspect or victim information is available at this time. The Major Case Squad is investigating the homicide.

“I feel like it’s a symptom of a broken system that we as Churches United all across Wyandotte County, and everybody watching your news show believes that it’s unacceptable,” Draper said about gun violence.

“We have to do something about it, and we have to do it in a concerted effort… Government, Police, Clergy, Churches. It’s a community problem, and it’s going to take a community solution.”

KCKPD urges anyone with information on the fatal shooting to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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