KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City police are vowing to find those responsible for the shooting death of a 6-year-old girl who had stopped at a convenience store with her dad to buy bubblegum.
Hundreds of people turned out Sunday evening to remember Angel Hooper, who died two nights earlier after being shot at the south Kansas City store.
Angel and her father had stopped for gum after a jog when someone in a passing car opened fire.
Maj. Karl Oakman, commander of the police department’s South Patrol Division, said Angel has “all the power of the Kansas City Police Department behind her.”
The Kansas City Star reports that Angel’s mother, Charity Guinn, said police assure her they are following all leads and she’s confident officers will make an arrest.