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Police: 1 dead after shooting on Amtrak train in Lee’s Summit, Mo.

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Published: Jan. 15, 2022 at 10:41 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 16, 2022 at 2:11 AM CST
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LEE’S SUMMIT, Mo. (KY3) - Authorities say a man is dead following a shooting on an Amtrak train that was stopped at a Missouri station.

Police in Independence, Missouri, were called around 9:15 p.m. Friday to the Amtrak station where they found a person who had been shot while the train had been stopped earlier at the Lee’s Summit station. Police say the victim is 30-year old Richie T. Aaron Jr. from Independence.

Police Sgt. Chris Depue says police are looking for the suspected shooter who is believed to have fled in Lee’s Summit.

The Kansas City Star reports the train traveled north to Independence where life-saving efforts were attempted before the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

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