Sleeping eight-year-old boy killed by bullet fired into Kansas City home

August 12, 2019 - 7:34 am

Kansas City police say a shooting over the weekend killed an eight-year-old boy and left a woman with a gunshot wound to the leg.

The shooting happened late Saturday near 83rd and Tracy. The boy and the woman where at home when someone sprayed the house with bullets. The boy, whose name was not immediately released, was getting ready to start school this week, and had plans to buy a new backpack on Sunday with his mother.

As many as two dozen shots were fired toward the home, police said.

The latest homicide victim was 8 YO. He was exceptionally bright, he was very good in math, loved playing with LEGOs and he was very excited about the start of school. His mom was going to take him to get a backpack today so he was ready. Justice must not be denied! Tips needed.

— Jean Peters Baker (@jeanpetersbaker) August 11, 2019
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker sent out a message on Twitter saying that the boy loved math and playing with Legos. 

Anyone with information on a suspect is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS. There is now a $25,000 reward available for tips that lead to arrests in Kansas City murders.

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