KANSAS CITY, Mo. - KaVyea Tyson, 10, underwent emergency surgery Monday after he was shot outside a Kansas City gas station Friday night, his father was killed.
Forest Tyson Jr. couldn't believe someone shot his grandson KaVyea twice, nearly killing him.
"It missed every major artery. It missed his heart and lodged, it nicked his spine and lodged into his armpit," Tyson said.
A surveillance camera from the gas station at 45th and Cleveland captured the shooting on video.
A 5-year-old friend sat in the back of the car. Both of the children witnessed the death of 38-year-old KaVyea Curry.
"When he first saw me in the hospital he looked up at me and said, ‘Papa, they shot my daddy and I think he's dead.’ That cuts to the bone and he's going to see that for the rest of his life. That's what hurts," Tyson said.
Friends, family and members of the community met at the gas station to pray for KaVyea Tyson and beg for answers.
Neither of the boys saw who the shooter was.
"If anything, it's not just him, it's all of them, all of these guys out here that think solving any problem with a gun is a solution is just asinine," Tyson said.