One dead, another injured after shooting outside closed business in Kansas City

One man died and another was injured in a shooting outside a business early Sunday in Kansas City.

Officers responded at 3:30 a.m. to the area of 39th Street and Broadway Boulevard, where they found an unresponsive man who had been shot in the parking lot of a closed business, according to Capt. Jake Becchina, a spokesman for the Kansas City Police Department.

Emergency medical crews transported the man to a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Hours later, he was declared dead at the hospital.

Detectives also learned of another man who was shot at 39th and Broadway and taken to the hospital by private vehicle, Becchina said. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

Police believe a large group of people were in the business’ parking lot when a shooting broke out, and the victim’s were struck.

The killing was the 70th homicide in Kansas City this year, according to data tracked by The Star, which includes fatal police shootings. There had been 88 homicides at this time last year.

Police ask anyone with information to contact homicide detectives at 816-234-5043 or the anonymous TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477. A reward of up to $25,000 is available for information provided to TIPS that leads to an arrest.