Independence police are investigating a homicide that occurred around 4:25 A.M. today in the 15000 block of E. U.S. 40 Highway. Officers responded to a hotel room on a reported shooting and located an adult male with a gunshot wound. The subject was transported to an area hospital and pronounced deceased. Police say the investigation is active and detectives are asking for information from the public on this case. If you know anything about this incident and can help, you are urged to call the Tips Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS, IPD Tips at (816) 325-7777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.