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37-year-old Nicholas Lewis and 34-year-old Reginald McGee killed after shooting outside gas station in Kansas City

KCPD suggests shooting might have originated from an argument.



Two men have lost their lives in a shooting incident that the KCPD suggests might have originated from an argument, marking the second conflict-related homicide of the weekend.

Police were called to the 4800 block of Independence Avenue at approximately 4:30 a.m. in response to reports of gunfire.

Subsequently, KCPD verified that the shooting occurred at a nearby gas station.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a man lying in the parking lot of a business, unconscious and afflicted with gunshot wounds.

Despite receiving medical assistance from the officers, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Another man was located inside the building, also suffering from gunshot wounds, and was urgently transported to a nearby hospital with critical injuries. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries several hours later.

KCPD later identified the deceased individuals as 37-year-old Nicholas Lewis and 34-year-old Reginald McGee.

According to KCPD, the shooting is believed to have arisen from an altercation within the business premises.

Detectives are treating the incident as a homicide and are actively seeking to identify a person of interest while gathering witness testimonies.

If anyone was present in or around the vicinity during this period and observed or heard anything, they are urged to reach out to Homicide detectives at 816-234-5043 or provide anonymous tips to the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS. Anonymous information shared with the TIPS hotline may be eligible for a reward of up to $25,000.

We are committed to assisting victims of violent crimes through use of Missouri’s Protection Program for Victims/Witnesses of Violent Crime. Funding for temporary, or even permanent relocation, may be available but is subject to pre-approval by the State’s administering agency.

We are working with Partners for Peace in all our homicide investigations to monitor risks for retaliation and provide social services to affected residents.