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Boy, 10, recovering after father killed in double shooting

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Authorities say K.C. Curry was found shot to death Friday night in a car at a gas station in the 4500 block of Cleveland Ave. His 10-year-old son, Ka Vyea Tyson Curry, was critically wounded in the shooting and paralyzed from the chest down. Authorities say K.C. Curry was found shot to death Friday night in a car at a gas station in the 4500 block of Cleveland Ave. His 10-year-old son, Ka Vyea Tyson Curry, was critically wounded in the shooting and paralyzed from the chest down.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A shooting killed a 34-year-old man and put his 10-year-old son in the hospital.

Authorities say K.C. Curry was found shot to death Friday night in a car at a gas station in the 4500 block of Cleveland Ave.

Police spokesman Capt. Tye Grant said the suspected gunman approached Curry's driver side window on foot and shot several times through the window striking both Curry and his son, who was in the front passenger seat. A second 5-year-old child who was in the car was unwounded.

Curry's 10-year-old son, Ka Vyea Tyson Curry, was critically wounded in the shooting and paralyzed from the chest down.

However, an MRI brought the family encouraging news Sunday. Doctors believe the child will be able to walk after some rehabilitation.

The family spent Easter at Children's Mercy Hospital. They believe Ka Vyea's story provides some inspiration on the holiday.

Ka Vyea's uncle, T. Darnell Tyson, says his nephew is responsive and cheerful.

"My nephew is resurrected. He's himself. He's alert. He's talking. He's cheerful. God is good. God is good," he said. "The spine was damaged, but it wasn't severed. That can be rehabilitated."

It is miles of progress from Friday night.

"He loved his father. He loved his father," Tyson said. "It's sad that people have to resort to this type of violence to settle disputes, settle disagreements, whatever. There's no value of life."

The family is planning a vigil Monday night at the same gas station where their loved ones were attacked.

"If you ever lost a kid in Kansas City, I need you there. It's about all of our children. Please show up," Ka Vyea's aunt, Ky Martin, said.

The family is asking everybody that knows something about that night or any other night to stand with them.

"Because guess what. Those killers need prayer too," Pat Clarke said.

Ka Vyea's full recovery will take years, but his uncle says the boy has a bright future.

"He's a fact kid. He likes trivia. He likes science. He likes nature. He likes information. He's lifting everyone's spirits and pushing through," he said.

Police have not zeroed in on a suspect in the case. They released surveillance video showing the suspected gunman and asking anyone with information to call police or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.

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