LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal shooting outside of a home in rural Lee’s Summit.

According to law enforcement, a woman was shot outside of a home near Colbern and Shrout roads, just north of Lake Lotawana, early Wednesday morning.

She was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s name has not been released.

The sheriff’s office identified someone they believe is involved in the incident, but did not say if that person is in custody.

Neighbors said the news is concerning but shows violence can happen anywhere.

“You don’t when and where it could happen,’ neighbor Dana Lykins said. “You think you’re in a safe neighborhood but you really just have no idea.”

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