KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A drive-by shooting killed her 10-year-old daughter in their own home, and now several months later shots fired again narrowly missing children inside.
Last October, 10-year-old Machole Stewart was killed by a bullet while inside her Kansas City, Kansas home. Her family is attempting to move forward, but just days ago found themselves taking cover again as bullets flew.
“Why would you want to take somebody else's life again?” said Angie Fowler, Machole’s mother.
Fowler says she is at her breaking point. She’s living in a house she can no longer call a home, covered in nearly 30 bullet holes.
“I already lost one child I don't wanna lose no more kids,” she said.
Her 10-year-old daughter’s smile shines bright from a tribute banner. Just months ago, Machole Stewart was inside this house when someone drove by spraying bullets inside. She was killed instantly.
“We have a vigil every month on the 26th. Justice hasn't been served so I feel like that's the least thing I can do to get justice for her,” said Fowler.
Just last week, the family says they were wrapping up a vigil and once again someone drove by and shot at the house more than five times. Everyone inside, children included, hit the floor as bullets flew, shattering the windows.
“Ain’t nobody done anything wrong for somebody to come back and do something like that. People are just evil,” Fowler said.
One of the kids inside had pieces of siding sprayed on their forehead but no one was seriously injured.
“It's sad that these people don't care,” she said.
Fowler has had a hard time sleeping, fearing for her family’s lives but the most recent drive-by not only took away her peace of mind, it brought her back to that October night when her daughter was taken from her.
“Every day I've been waking up it's a sad morning. The first thing I think about is thinking about is waking up to her and she's not here anymore,” said Fowler.
Neighbors found the cell phone of the man they believe shot at the house last week and turned it into police.
An anonymous donor added $500 to Machole’s CrimeStoppers reward, it’s now at $7500. If you know anything about this call 816-474-TIPS.