March held for 3-year-old killed in triple shooting

Posted at 10:26 AM, May 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-14 13:04:32-04

The search continues for the gunman who wounded two people and killed a three-year-old boy Friday.

The family of Marcus Haislip III grieves after his life was cut short during an afternoon car ride with his father and great uncle.

Police said the young boy was in a car driving down Park Avenue near 54th street when a man started shooting at the vehicle. The bullet-riddled car then raced to Research Medical Center where the boy died.

"We should not expect a child to leave this earth by gunfire," Sheryl Ferguson, a community activist said.

On Saturday, mothers who have lost loved ones to gun violence marched from 8th and Jefferson to Prohibition Hall in downtown Kansas City.

"We go through the pain of childbirth and people talk about the pain of childbirth just imagine the pain of having to have to bury the child that you gave birth to?" Ferguson said.

KCPD Chief Darryl Forte who is set to retire next week made it a point to attend Saturday’s event to lend support.

"It should be a constant effort so it shouldn't be a flash in the pan. I think that within the communities of being community activist we have an issue of getting along with each other as well," Ferguson said.

Police are still looking for the boy's killer.

If you have any information call police or the TIPS hotline at 816-474-TIPS (8477).