Family believes fatal shooting could be connected to another KC homicide

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- While thousands were celebrating a World Series win, a metro family was mourning the loss of a 23-year-old woman. Police say she was shot in the head and pronounced dead Tuesday night.

Now, her family is coming forward alleging the shooting could be connected to another Kansas City homicide.

Family says 23-year-old Vernae Watson got a ride from a friend Sunday night. While stopped at an intersection near the Greens Apartment, a car pulled up and someone fired several shots. At least one of those bullets struck Watson in her head, the car sped off.

Watson was taken off of life support on Tuesday. Friday night her family and friends held a vigil in her honor. A man who identified himself as her brother, is also Amorian Hale's father; a three-year-old boy who was shot while sleeping in his bed this summer.

Hale believes the people responsible for his son's death may have played a role in Watson's murder.

"No words can explain anything that's been happening. It's one of those things honestly, they know what they did was wrong," Christopher Hale said.

Family and friends will be hosting a march this Sunday for Vernae at the Greens Apartment at 4:00 p.m.

If you know anything about what happened Sunday night, call Crimestoppers at (816) 474-TIPS.