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Daughter of anti-violence activist injured in hit-and-run

Rosilyn Temple started KC Mothers in Charge
Posted at 5:34 AM, Jun 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-17 06:34:23-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Rosilyn Temple of KC Mothers in Charge works to end violence across the metro.

Early Sunday morning her only daughter became the victim of a violent hit-and-run that resulted in the loss of her leg.

"I just dropped my phone. I started screaming," Temple said, remembering the notification from her daughter-in-law.

It reminded her of the call she got in November 2011, when her son was murdered.

This time her 36-year-old daughter LaShanda Temple had been hit by a car at 31st and Benton around 4 a.m. LaShanda had just left a party and was getting into a parked car.

According to KCPD a driver going eastbound on 31st Street lost control of his or her car, crossing over the center line and hit LaShanda.

"They stopped, got out and said 'Is she okay?' Got back in the car and drove off. They didn't stop, basically," Rosilyn Temple, who mentioned there were witnesses, said.

The injuries were severe, leading doctors to amputate one of LaShanda's legs below the knee. She underwent surgery Sunday with plans for further procedures this week.

Police have no suspect or vehicle description at this time.

Temple is begging anyone with information to come forward.

"Help me. I'm always helping people. Here I am asking you to help me," she said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-8477.