Man killed in shooting early Friday in Kansas City neighborhood

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Update: Police have identified the victim as 39-year-old Marcus Jimenez.

A man was shot and killed early Friday in a Kansas City neighborhood, a police spokeswoman said.

Officers responded to the shooting just before 3 a.m. in the 7000 block of Monroe Avenue, said Capt. Leslie Foreman, a spokeswoman for the Kansas City Police Department.

Arriving officers found a man who had been shot. Emergency medical crews responded to the area and pronounced the victim dead at the scene, she said.

Detectives did not have any suspect information and were asking for anyone with information about the homicide to call the Homicide Unit at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

The shooting marked Kansas City’s 86th homicide of the year, according to data maintained by The Star. Last year, Kansas City suffered the highest number of homicides in the city’s history, recording 182.

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