Missouri boy paralyzed in shooting leaves hospital

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 10-year-old Kansas City boy who was paralyzed in a shooting that killed his father has been released from the hospital.

Police say the April 18 shooting outside a gas station left 34-year-old Ka’Vyea Curry II dead and his son paralyzed from the waist down.

Twenty-seven-year-old Dontae D. Jefferson has been charged with first-degree murder and five other felonies. Prosecutors say Jefferson walked up to Curry as he was getting into his car and fired eight shots, with one bullet hitting the boy. A 5-year-old boy was not injured.

Children’s Mercy Hospital says Ka’Vyea was released Monday, and will begin therapy Tuesday.

The Kansas City Star reports doctors have given his family different odds on whether Ka’Vyea will regain some mobility.


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