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Kansas City police investigating 2 homicides Sunday morning

June 27, 2021 GMT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police are investigating two homicides Sunday morning.

Officers found a man inside a vehicle with gunshot wounds around 2:30 a.m. after a shooting was reported near Independence and Lawn avenues, police spokesman Sgt. Jake Becchina said.

The victim of that shooting was taken to a hospital where he died. Police did not immediately identify the victim or announce any arrests.

Becchina said investigators believe the man was shot by someone outside the vehicle.

In a separate incident about two hours earlier, police were called to an apartment complex near East 80th and Campbell streets after a disturbance was reported. Officers found a wounded man who later died at a hospital.

Police did not immediately identify the victim in that disturbance.

The Kansas City Star reports that there have now been 74 homicides in Kansas City so far this year. At the same time last year, there had been 95 killings in the city.