Police investigate homicide in 3100 block of Cleveland

A shooting reported at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday is the city’s 30th homicide of 2021.

Detectives with the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department are investigating the homicide in the 3100 block of Cleveland Avenue, a spokesman stated.

After officers were dispatched to the location, they found a deceased male in his early 20s, the apparent victim of gunfire, according to the spokesman.

Neighbors had heard gunshots around 4:30 p.m., but because of the location of the body under a tree in a grassy area, the victim was not discovered until a pedestrian walked through the area, the spokesman stated.

Anyone with information about this incident or who may have heard or seen anything unusual in the area on Tuesday is urged to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS, the spokesman stated.

The case is being handled by the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department’s Major Case Unit.