Independence police are investigating a homicide that occurred Saturday evening in the 300 block of North Leslie Avenue.

A few minutes after 7 p.m. officers were called to an apartment complex there, in the area northeast of Truman and Noland roads. Shots had been reported fired, and officers found a man dead outside one of the apartments.

An investigation continued late Saturday and no one was in custody. The victim wasn't named because relatives hadn't yet been notified.

Police ask anyone with information to call the tips hotline at 816-474-TIPS, IPD tips at 816-325-7777 or to email