UPDATE: Kansas City police have identified the victim as 34-year-old Kirk Whittaker. Detectives are still investigating.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police are investigating a homicide Monday afternoon after one person was found shot at a gas station.
Police were called to the Phillips 66 station near Bannister and James A. Reed roads just after 1 p.m. Monday.
Officers found an unresponsive man with life-threatening injuries inside a vehicle. The victim later died from their injuries at a local hospital.
Police said a preliminary investigation indicates the shooting occurred in the business parking lot when an unknown suspect shot the man near the vehicle. The suspect then left in an unknown direction.
Police have not released any suspect information at this time.
Considering the area is well-traveled during this time, detectives are hoping someone saw or heard something that can help them in the investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477. All calls are anonymous. There is a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to an arrest in this case.
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