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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A teenager has died following an early-morning shooting Wednesday on the east side of Kansas City, police there said.

Officials learned of the shooting when a man drove up to a gas station around 4 a.m. and flagged down an off-duty police officer, police said in a news release. The man said he had picked up a teen who had been shot.

The teen was rushed to a nearby hospital, but died soon after arriving. Police have not released the identity of the teen, but say they suspect the shooting happened a few blocks from the gas station.

No arrests were immediately reported in the case.

The teen's death is the city's 145th homicide of the year, according to records kept by the Kansas City Star. That compares with 113 homicides by the same time last year.

 

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