- Associated Press - Thursday, January 12, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City police have identified the first homicide victim of the year as a 20-year-old man.

Police said in a news release Thursday that Donald Coty was the man found fatally shot Tuesday night in a bullet-riddled vehicle that was sitting idle in the street with its engine running. Coty had suffered several gunshot wounds and died at the scene.

Authorities are urging anyone with information to call a tips hotline.

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