Kansas City, Kan., police said in a tweet Tuesday that they are looking for a white Chevrolet Malibu in connection with the death of a 17-year-old girl in a traffic crash on Friday.
The driver of the car was a black male with braids and gold teeth, police said.
The death of Brayona Hullum is being investigated as a homicide, police said Monday. She was in a car with two of her sisters and a cousin when somebody began firing shots at them, police said.
As they attempted to flee the shots, their car crashed at 27th Street and Wood Avenue about 12:30 p.m. Friday. Hullum was found dead outside the vehicle. Her sisters and cousin were taken to hospitals with critical injuries, police said.
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Kansas City, Kan., police said that shortly before the crash, they received a call about shots being fired in the 3300 block of Wood Avenue.
Hullum was not hit by gunfire, according to police.
More than 60 people attended a prayer vigil Monday night at the site of the crash. Police also attended.
“The Police Department needs your assistance in this case,” Capt. Victor Webb told those gathered. “We don’t have a lot of leads on who did this.”
One of those injured, a 21-year-old woman, was released from the hospital and sat in a vehicle during the vigil.
Her stepmother, Crystal Mitchell, said the family had no idea why someone would fire shots at them. The two other young women are 20 and 18.
“We’re still trying to figure that out,” she said. “They’re girls. They don’t have any enemies.”
An aunt of Hullum, Rochelle Osborn, was among those who spoke at the vigil.
“God must have needed an angel,” she said. “She’s watching over us.”
Another aunt, Dionna Boston, said Monday that Hullum attended Schlagle High School in Kansas City, Kan., and was “just a sweetheart.”
“She had a good heart,” Boston said.
The family has set up a GoFundMe page to help pay funeral expenses.
Detectives ask anyone with information to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.