KCK school issues lockdown fearing retaliation of teen’s shooting death

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Fallout from a Kansas City, Kan., school shooting prompted a lockdown at Turner High School on Tuesday. Khalif Hampton, a freshman at the school, was shot and killed over the weekend. Rumors of a possible retaliation prompted school officials to issue a lockdown on Tuesday.

Witnesses said Hampton heard the gunshots over the weekend and tried to get his nieces and nephews down the stairs when he was shot in the back of the head.

Bullet holes riddle the townhome where the 16-year-old boy lived with his mother and brothers.

Hampton's old brother, Calon Dunson, said he doesn't know why his brother was involved in a fist fight in front of their home Friday evening, but he says he assumed with the fight was over, the dispute was done.

Hours later, shots rang out.

"I was holding my brother and telling him, 'Come on, bro, just keep breathing, bro," Dunson said.

Hampton's cousin, Damein Williams, said the shooting was unexpected.

"It all happened so quick," he said. "No one every expected something like that to happen."

Williams said he hopes whoever killed his cousin will be held accountable.

"Justice got to be found in some way, justice has got to be found," he said. "I don't care if they go to jail. I don't care about none of that. Justice is going to be found for Khalif."

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816.474.TIPS. Text tips can be sent to 274 637. Include "TIP452" in the message. All calls and texts remain anonymous.


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