A day after an emotional vigil to remember a teen killed in a triple shooting in Kansas City, Kan., family and friends gathered to honor the slain boy’s cousin.
A vigil for 16-year-old Adarius Barber was held Wednesday on the football field at Washington High School in Kansas City, Kan.
Barber and his cousin Le’Andrew M. Vaughn were fatally shot Sunday night on Haskell Avenue in Kansas City, Kan.
A third teenager in the car was hospitalized with injuries not considered life-threatening.
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Barber, 16, was going to be a junior at Washington High School and played football for the Wildcats.
Vaughn, 17, was going to be a senior at F.L. Schlagle High School, which begins classes Monday. He played baseball for the school.
Vaughn was a relative of Natasha Hays, who was killed in a drive-by shooting Aug. 30, 2016. Four days later, 15-year-old Brannae Brown was shot and killed, and Hays’ son, Michael Adams Jr., was charged with the crime. Hays was a cousin of the famous singer Janelle Monáe.
Vaughn memorialized Hays on his Facebook profile picture, with several portraits and the words “R.I.P. Natasha Hays.”
Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).