KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Twenty-eight people have been killed in Kansas City since the beginning of 2019. On Saturday, family and friends gathered to remember one of the latest victims.
Near 35th and Norton, a crowd of more than 50 people congregated with balloons and laughter. The blue, silver, and white balloons were in honor of Michael “Mikey” Lee Scott. The 32-year-old was found inside a house on Norton Avenue Monday afternoon, along with 22-year-old Ja’Sean Rice.
Scott’s sister Joetta Myers attended the balloon release wearing a blue shirt with Michael and his four children screen-printed on the front of it.
“It hurts,” she said. “It hurts because he did not deserve any of this. My family doesn’t deserve this. His kids doesn’t deserve this.”
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