Police investigating drive-by homicide on South 12th

Kansas City, Kan., police are investigating a homicide at 11:46 p.m. Aug. 31 in the 100 block of South 12th Street.

A police spokesman said officers responded to a shooting at that location, and found a man deceased from an apparent gunshot wound lying in the street.

A preliminary investigation revealed that unknown suspects drove by and fired shots at the victim, striking him, the spokesman said.

The identity of the victim is being withheld until the family is notified.

The homicide is under investigation by the Kansas City, Kan., Police Department’s Major Case Unit, which is encouraging anyone with information to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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