Independence Police are investigating a homicide after a midday shooting Friday left one man dead.


Officers responded about 1 p.m. Friday to a shooting at the 300 block of Sundown Drive, in an apartment complex just off U.S. 24 between Sterling and Forest avenues in northwest Independence. Police found a man dead outside the apartments and took one person of interest into custody.


Friday’s shooting is the second homicide this year in Independence.


The first happened with a stabbing on March 29. Police said they contacted a person of interest in that case and have sent it to the county prosecutor’s office. No charges have been announced.