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In Wake Of Angel Hooper Shooting, The Community's Role In Decreasing Violence


As Kansas City prepared for the spotlight of the World Series, a little girl stepped out of a local convenience store. A car drove by, someone fired shots, and in seconds, six-year old Angel Hooper was dead. In the days since her murder, the Kansas City Police Department has received only two tips in its investigation.

On Wednesday's Up to Date, we talk about Angel's case, look at the story of one little boy who survived after being shot in April and see how his grandfather is taking a stand. We also look at the responsibility of the community in stopping violence and what keeps residents from assisting police in cases like these.


  • Forest Tyson, founder of Our Village Coalition
  • Pat Clarke, Community Outreach Specialist to Chief Forte of the Kansas City Police Department.

For more information on Our Village Coalition, click here. To contact Pat Clarke, call (816) 214-5033 or e-mail patclarke48@gmail.com.

When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.