Boy shot at KCMO gas station recovering after lung infection

Ka'Vyea Tyson shot in spine, hand; father killed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The child injured by gunfire during his father's murder continues to recover at a hospital.

Many of Ka'Vyea Tyson's family remain at his bedside monitoring the 10-year-old's fragile condition.

As of noon Wednesday, Tyson had received two blood transfusions, family members said, and that his doctors hope to remove the child from a ventilator and off sedation by Wednesday evening.

Tyson has endured two operations this week to remove fluid from his lungs .

He was shot Friday evening while Tyson's father, 38-year-old Ka'Vyea Curry, was killed at a gas station on North 45th Street and Cleveland Avenue in east KCMO . A 5-year-old child in the vehicle was not struck. 

One of the bullets struck Tyson's spine, but did not sever it. Another hit the child's hand, breaking two fingers.

Crimestoppers has received only a few tips, discouraging the boy's family. UPDATE, 4:39 p.m., 4/24: An arrest has been made in connection with the shooting .

RELATED: Witnesses sought after father, son shot at gas station.

"I'm hoping that somebody, if they know any information, would come forward. I truly believe that this was not intended for my nephew and I feel like the person who did (the shooting) should not be able to sleep at night," said Ky Martin, Tyson's aunt. "He should want to come forward and say, 'What I did was an accident and I'm sorry.' He should turn himself in."

The family has established a fund for Tyson's medical bills and other expenses. It’s at the Bank of America under the “Kavyea Buddha Tyson-Curry Foundation” 

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