Teen killed in overnight shooting in Raytown, police say

Posted at 5:17 AM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-05 18:46:45-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A teenage girl died in a shooting overnight in Raytown, police said. 

She was identified as Makayla Brooks, 17, of Raytown, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.

Officers found Brooks dead inside a residence shortly after 1 a.m. Friday in the 5500 block of Blue Ridge Boulevard. It appeared she had been shot multiple times, police said in a news release.

The shooting is being investigated as a homicide.

41 Action News spoke to Brooks' father who said he will not be able to see his daughter grow up, marry someone and start a family. He wants to get more answers into what happened as details right now are scarce. 

He said Makayla would have turned 18-years-old this December.

Neighbors who knew Brooks said she was a sweet girl with a lot on her plate.

"She had a life to live. She could've had a a wonderful life," Bruce Roggy said. "She could've lived to be old. I'm 73 now; she could've been my age and had children and family and she lost all that."

Another neighbor said Brooks should not have died in this way.

"She had a really great personality. She tried not to care too much about anything, even though she had so much going on in her life, and I just wish more people could see her struggling," Katie Henshaw said. "This is not the way this should've ended for her."

Other people were in the residence at the time of the shooting but were not injured, police said.

Raytown police and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are investigating the shooting. No arrests have been made. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).