Woman’s death in­ves­ti­gated af­ter early morn­ing shoot­ing

The Kansas City Star - - News - BY CORTLYNN STARK cstark@kc­star.com

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the death of a woman who was found un­re­spon­sive Mon­day morn­ing at a Kansas City home.

Of­fi­cers were called about 7 a.m. to a shoot­ing in the 2700 block of Park Av­enue and found the woman un­re­spon­sive, ac­cord­ing to the Kansas City Po­lice De­part­ment. The vic­tim was taken to a hos­pi­tal, where she was later pro­nounced dead.

Ac­cord­ing to ini­tial po­lice re­ports, a dis­tur­bance oc­curred in­side the home be­tween the vic­tim and one or more per­sons.

Sgt. Ja­cob Becchina, a po­lice de­part­ment spokesman, said it was not yet clear what in­juries the woman sus­tained that led to her death. Of­fi­cers were called to the res­i­dence on a shoot­ing call and found the vic­tim.

“She had been in­jured some­how but we are not 100 per­cent sure how she was in­jured, just yet,” Becchina said.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors are work­ing to de­ter­mine if the vic­tim lived at the res­i­dence or was a visi­tor, which will give them a bet­ter idea of what caused the ini­tial dis­tur­bance, he said.

Crime scene tech­ni­cians were gath­er­ing ev­i­dence and de­tec­tives were work­ing with the Jack­son County Med­i­cal Ex­am­iner to con­firm ex­actly what led to her in­jury and how she died.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion was on­go­ing Mon­day morn­ing.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is urged to call the Kansas City Po­lice De­part­ment’s Homi­cide Unit at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS Hot­line at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

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