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Police: Man fatally shot in Kansas City historic district

September 8, 2021 GMT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man was fatally shot in Kansas City’s historic 18th and Vine neighborhood early Wednesday, and investigators were looking for clues and a suspect, police said.

The shooting happened just after midnight Tuesday, police said in a news release. Officers called to the area were told that a man who had been shot was taken by a private vehicle to a hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Police later identified the victim as Mortez Falkner, who turned 32 on Tuesday. No suspects in the shooting were immediately identified.

The killing marked the city’s 104th homicide this year, compared with 143 homicides by this time last year, according to data kept by the Kansas City Star.