Household of Kaitlyn Mahurin, the 20-year-old lady shot and killed inside her Kansas Metropolis residence earlier this weeksay the younger lady was a full-time mother who leaves behind a 3-year-old son.
Over the previous few days, members of the family are nonetheless coming to grips together with her sudden dying, mentioned Makayla Mahurin, her older sister. And, together with the grief, the killing presents a thriller for the household as they marvel who would wish to hurt the younger mom, her sister dela mentioned.
“She was outgoing and pleasant, and positively did not deserve this. And my nephew didn’t need to lose his mother this younger,” mentioned Makayla Mahurin, 21, who mentioned she final communicated with Kaitlyn in April on her twentieth birthday.
The elder sister, who’s elevating a toddler and a new child son, mentioned she needs she had the possibility to say extra that day. Members of the family are scared, shocked and distraught by the killing, she mentioned, as they search solutions from investigators and hope justice will quickly be delivered.
“I broke down and cried once I discovered, however that is mainly all of the crying I’ve carried out up to now,” she mentioned, saying she continues to be in disbelief after she and her father realized of the information from one other relative who noticed it on TV. “However I do know it’s going to hit me at some point.”
Kansas Metropolis police had been dispatched to the residence within the 2600 block of Cypress Avenue, within the East Neighborhood Workforce South neighborhood, at 3:21 am Monday on a reported taking pictures.
Officers arrived to search out Kaitlyn Mahurin within the kitchen with gunshot wounds to her chest and stomach. She was pronounced lifeless on scene by emergency medical personnel roughly eight minutes later.
Police investigators reported discovering obvious bullet holes in a window on the south aspect of the residence, in line with a search warrant utility filed in Jackson County Circuit Court docket. Bullet casings had been additionally found within the grass simply outdoors the window.
Mahurin’s killing marked the 73rd murder Kansas Metropolis has recorded in 2022, in line with knowledge maintained by The Star. This comes after town reached 157 in 2021, the second-highest quantity within the metropolis’s historical past.
Kansas Metropolis police didn’t report any developments within the case as of Thursday night.
A number of folks had been inside the house when police arrived, court docket paperwork say. Throughout interviews with police, none mentioned they noticed the taking pictures unfold and solely one of many occupants — a juvenile — reported listening to gunfire.
On Thursday afternoon, members of the anti-violence advocacy group KC Moms in Cost spent a part of the day canvassing the neighborhood. Rosilyn Temple, the group’s founder, together with three different volunteers, visited the houses of neighbors to cross out pamphlets with directions for submitting an nameless tip.
“I feel it is simply terrible. On this neighborhood nobody has stepped up and mentioned something (about) who killed this younger woman. You recognize, one thing needs to be carried out,” Temple informed reporters close to the residence Thursday afternoon.
“Do one thing to assist this younger woman’s household get some sort of closure. It will not deliver Kaitlyn again. However it’d get the monster or monsters off the road that took this younger woman’s life from her in her residence the place she ought to have been protected,” Temple added.
Kansas Metropolis police are asking anybody with details about the killing to contact murder detectives at 816-234-5043 or the TIPS Hotline anonymously at 816-474-TIPS (8477). A $25,000 reward is obtainable for info resulting in an arrest within the case.