Neighbor recounts helping kids after mother was shot, killed in Kansas City

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A woman is dead after a shooting Sunday morning. It happened on the 4300 block of Linwood Boulevard, near Spruce Avenue, around 10 a.m.

A woman who didn’t want to be identified told FOX4 that the victim’s children knocked on her door for help.

“I didn’t even know what to do,” the woman said. “How do you console a child like that?”

It’s not the call this Kansas City woman was expecting to make Sunday. She dialed 911.

“The daddy had shot their mama,” the woman said. “That’s what they told me. The man gone tell them, go look at your dead mama. Who does that?”

She said she was at a loss for words trying to figure out how she could help the 9-, 7- and 5-year-old siblings.

“All I could do was take these kids in my house, close the door and come out here and call 911 and tell them what these kids told me,” the woman said.

Kansas City police are now investigating the deadly shooting. They said a male suspect is in custody.

This neighbor told us she didn’t have a relationship with the children or their mom. However, she often would see the kids playing outside.

“I’ve been here four years, and I’ve never seen nothing like that over here,” the woman said. “Who does this on a Sunday morning? Take your kids to church.”

Police have not confirmed if this was a domestic situation or if three kids did witness their mother being shot, but two separate sources told this to FOX4 news.

Officers haven’t identified the victim or suspect.

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