3rd homicide reported in 10 hours under investigation in Kansas City, police say

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Update: Police initially said the scene was located at East 85th Street & Euclid Avenue. The location was later updated to the area of East 81st Street & Indiana Avenue.

Police are investigating another homicide Thursday morning in Kansas City, the third police have reported in 10 hours.

Officers were called to the area of East 81st Street & Indiana Avenue where the investigation is now underway, Sgt. Jake Becchina, a spokesman with the Kansas City Police Department, said in an email at about 7:15 a.m. Thursday.

The killing marks the 56th homicide in Kansas City this year. Kansas City ended last year with 182 homicides, the most in the city’s history in a single year, according to data maintained by The Star.

Officers were also dispatched to a fatal shooting just before 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in a business parking lot in the 4200 block of Blue Parkway, Becchina said.

About 30 minutes later, police responded to a call of shots fired in the 11100 block of Hillcrest Road, Becchina said. When officers arrived they located a male victim in the street unresponsive. He was declared dead at the scene.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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