'Mothers in Charge' holds vigil for man killed in shooting on 35th & Askew

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - In the second fatal shooting in less than an hour in Kansas City, a man died from his injuries following a shooting at 35th and Askew late Thursday night. 

A shooting call at 9:30 p.m. led officers to a gunshot victim, who emergency crews took to the hospital. 

The victim later died at the hospital. Police identified him as Berzilious Shackelford.

On Sunday, a vigil was held for the man. 

Dozens gathered around the spot Shackelford, whom they called "Bubby," lost his life.

Mothers In Charge led the vigil, crying out for change and peace.

Shackelford's sister described him as a young man with a bright future, who had just graduated high school and gotten his own apartment. She said he was walking home with friends after playing basketball when suspects shot at the group.

Family members urged neighbors to speak up if they know anything. 

Information regarding possible suspects and the circumstances of the shooting were not immediately available. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).

Another fatal shooting took place in Kansas City just a half hour prior Thursday night near 11th and Benton. 

-----

Print this article Back to Top