Family Grieves Loss of Young Mother Gunned Down at Intersection

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Family and friends are mourning the loss of a young mother gunned down in her car at a Kansas City intersection over the weekend.

Police said 22-year-old Krystal Robinson was headed to a McDonald's near 31st and Van Brunt Blvd., on Saturday, but she never made it. She was gunned down at the intersection of 18th and Charlotte. She later died at an area hospital.

Robinson's loved ones call her the "light of the family." They said she was an aspiring pharmacists with a winning personality. She was also the mother of two little boys -- a nine-month-old and a four-year-old.

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"Those babies will never see their mom again, and that's hard on all of us," said Kim Palmer, Robinson's aunt.

Robinson's sister, Gabby Robinson, was in the car when the shooting happened.

"We just wanted to go out and get a bite to eat," she said.

Gabby said she, her sister and a friend were riding in a car near the intersection of Van Brunt and 31st when three men they'd never seen before, pulled next their car and shot at them for no apparent reason.

Krystal, sitting in the back seat, suffered a gunshot wound. She later died at the hospital. The young mother's funeral will be held on Wednesday.

"They stole her from her mom, her two children, a long chain of siblings and lots of friends," said Gabby. "They stole our friend."

Police are still looking for the three suspects, who reportedly sped away after the shooting. Police said they aren't sure if Robinson was an intended target or mistaken for someone else.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816.474.TIPS or to text 274 637 and include the code TIP452 in the message. All calls and texts remain anonymous.

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