By Eric L. Wesson Sr.
CALL Staff Writer
Many people have to wonder what type of a society that we live in when 6-year-old, Angel Hooper is simply coming out of a convenience store opening a package of bubble gum when she is shot in the temple and killed.
How about a 10-year-old girl who is sitting in the comfort of her own home watching televisions when gunfire erupts outside. She stood to flee to a safer part of the home and was shot in the head and killed nine days after Angel was murdered.
Both of the murderers are still at large.
Machole Stewart, 10, is the latest victim of one of the metropolitan area’s most heartbreaking tragedies. She was struck by a stray bullet as she watched television and killed on Sunday, Oct. 26, around 7 p.m., in her home on the corner of 15th and New Jersey in Kansas City, Kas.
Witnesses say they heard about 15 to 20 shots and then sirens as police arrived in the area.
For Machole’s family the loss is absolutely devastating.
One family member stated that another family member was killed at the age of 10.
Everyone at a prayer vigil held at the Forest Grove Baptist church Tuesday night, described Machole as a beautiful, bright, energetic young girl who loved everyone and loved life. She was active in her church and loved dancing with her church’s, Forest Grove Baptist church, Praise team.
“She loved her little 10-month-old sister and loved helping taking care of her,” a family member said.
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