Authorities are searching for an 18-year-old Independence man following a fatal shooting outside the Independence Center.

Independence Police Department via Facebook
Independence Police Department via Facebook

The Independence Police Department says that detectives are seeking Tyler J. Gates, who is described as 5'11" and weighs about 160 pounds.

According to the Associated Press, a victim was found sprawled out on the pavement just outside the shopping center on Tuesday night. The victim's name was not released.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Tyler J. Gates should call the tips hotline at -816-474-TIPS, IPD tips at 816-325-7777 or email

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