A three-year-old toddler from Kansas City, Missouri, was shoot and killed in his own bedroom on Sunday, the 31st of May 2015 at about 10:00 a.m.
The victim, Amorian Hale, was shot in his father’s home on 67th and Walrond Avenue. He was in his bedroom, on the first floor of the house when someone started firing multiple shots. One of the bullets hit him in the head and he was left lifeless.
Representatives of the Kansas City Police Department stated that the weapon fired was most likely a rifle, judging by the shell casings they found on the street, right in front of the house.
The crime left the whole neighborhood in a state of shock and sorrow. Kansas City Mayor Sly James also came to the site to speak to both the family and to the police officers in charge of the investigation. He expressed his indignation at the cruelty displayed by the shooter.
“We need the entire city and citizens to rise up and say this is unacceptable. We cannot allow people to drive up and down the streets of this city firing weapons into people’s houses and killing 3-year-olds, for God’s sake,” Mayor James said in an interview.
Officials of the Kansas City Police Department said that the killer shot into the young boy’s home multiple times, but only killed Amorian. The police counted at least 12 bullet holes in the family’s home. The shooter had also hit at least two other houses before this one.
At the time of the shooting there were four children and two adults inside the house, according to the family members. The three-year-old child was the only victim. He was already dead by the time the police came.
Sgt. Kari Thompson working for the Kansas City Police Department pleaded for the public’s help to bring justice in the death of an innocent toddler who was barely old enough to walk by himself.
The police are asking anyone who knows any piece of information to come forward and aid the police in the investigation.
The main reason for this plea is the fact that they still do not have a suspect and not enough clues yet, which makes the crime harder to solve.
This was not the first time a child was killed in Kansas City. According to city records, this is the fifth crime involving a minor. The list includes a 2-year-old toddler and a a4-year-old child who were also killed in their homes, a 6-year-old girl shot at a gas station, a 7-year-old who was severely injured on Interstate 70 and a 10-year-old who was left paralyzed after a shooting that left her father dead.
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