One man found shot and killed in street at 54th and Olive in Kansas City

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One man has died Wednesday afternoon in a shooting in Kansas City, police say.

Officers were dispatched to the shooting just after 3 p.m. Wednesday near E. 54th and Olive streets. When they arrived, they found a man lying in the street suffering from gunshot wounds. Police said the man died from his injuries.

Witnesses told officers they heard multiple gunshots and saw a black pickup truck leaving the area headed westbound. Detectives are still trying to determine what led up to the shooting at this time.

This is the city’s 124th homicide of 2019, compared to 116 at this time last year.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline anonymously at 816-474-8477 or the homicide unit at 816-234-5043. There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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