- Associated Press - Monday, December 17, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old in Kansas City, Kansas.

Police say Taveon Brooks was killed early Sunday when a car packed with youths came under fire. KCTV reports that Brooks was driving and crashed into a tree. Another person in the car also was wounded and is hospitalized in stable condition.

Brooks‘ mother, Tionna VanRoss House, said she just got out of prison and was trying to reconnect with her son, who had been living with a relative. She said her son and a group of friends came under fire after sneaking out. Police are investigating what led up to the shooting.

The Kansas City Star reports that Taveon was a point guard on the F.L. Schlagle High School basketball team. He also enjoyed making music.


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