KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A woman leaving work in Kansas City found the body of a man who had been shot to death in an alley near The Paseo, police there said.
The man's body was in a dark, secluded alleyway near Woodland Avenue and The Paseo when spotted by the woman around 7 a.m. Wednesday, the Kansas City Star reported. Police had not released the victim's identity by Thursday morning.
Police are investigating whether the death was related to a report of gunshots in the same area around 3 a.m. Wednesday. Officers responded, but did not find any victims, police said. Police have not indicated they have any suspects in the shooting death, and no arrests have been made.
The killing is Kansas City's 159th homicide this year, according to data kept by The Star. That compares with 125 homicides reported by the same time in 2019. Kansas City broke a record for homicides in a single year last week with its 156th killing.