Man shot and killed in Kansas City

A man was shot to death in Kansas City late Wednesday.

His body lay covered by a yellow tarp in the front lawn of a house at Clinton and St. John Avenue while police detectives pieced together limited information.

Neighbors said they heard multiple gunshots around 11:10 p.m., said police Sgt Derek Rothert. They saw a group of men running away from the scene, but Rothert said police did not know whether the men were connected to the shooting.

The victim had no signs of life by the time police arrived, Rothert said.