Kansas City Police Department investigates deadly shooting in Blue Hills Area


Kansas City, MO – An investigation is underway by the Kansas City Police Department into a Tuesday homicide that happened in the Blue Hills area shortly before 1 p.m. When officers arrived at the 51st Street and Prospect Avenue vicinity, they discovered a male with gunshot wounds.

The man’s injuries were fatal even though first responders got him to a local hospital very quickly. Police have not yet made public the victim’s identity or any details regarding possible suspects or the events leading up to the shooting.

Anybody who was in the vicinity during the incident is being urged by authorities to come forward with any information they may have. Tips may be anonymously submitted to the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS, or murder investigators at 816-234-5043. Information leading to an arrest could get you up to $25,000.

Kansas City has now reported a homicide for three days running. Five people were hurt and one person died in a Westport area shooting on Sunday morning. The deceased was later identified as the individual who had fired into a crowd before being shot by a security officer.

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Another grim discovery was made on Monday when first responders discovered an unconscious man in the 2500 block of College Avenue. The man was declared deceased at the scene after sustaining an undisclosed physical injury.

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The recent surge in violence has left the Kansas City community on edge, and people are asking for more police presence and safety precautions. The Kansas City Police Department continues to investigate these incidents and is working diligently to bring those responsible to justice.

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