A vigil was held last June for 3-year-old Amorian Hale, who was killed when a drive-by shooter sprayed bullets into his home in the 6700 block of Walrond Avenue. The new year is off to a deadly start in Kansas City with eight homicides in the first 10 days. Amid that backdrop, the city’s new Citizens Task Force on Violence meets for the first time Tuesday night.
A vigil was held last June for 3-year-old Amorian Hale, who was killed when a drive-by shooter sprayed bullets into his home in the 6700 block of Walrond Avenue. The new year is off to a deadly start in Kansas City with eight homicides in the first 10 days. Amid that backdrop, the city’s new Citizens Task Force on Violence meets for the first time Tuesday night. File photo by Keith Myers kmyers@kcstar.com
A vigil was held last June for 3-year-old Amorian Hale, who was killed when a drive-by shooter sprayed bullets into his home in the 6700 block of Walrond Avenue. The new year is off to a deadly start in Kansas City with eight homicides in the first 10 days. Amid that backdrop, the city’s new Citizens Task Force on Violence meets for the first time Tuesday night. File photo by Keith Myers kmyers@kcstar.com

Amid deadly start to new year, Kansas City task force prepares to tackle violence

January 11, 2016 05:27 PM