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'Angel' appears at fatal shooting site, comforts child

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'Angel' couldn't see that Ka'Vyea Curry had been shot or that a bullet had hit his spinal cord and paralyzed him. 'Angel' couldn't see that Ka'Vyea Curry had been shot or that a bullet had hit his spinal cord and paralyzed him.

The family of a little boy paralyzed after a gas station shooting that killed his father has added a stranger to the ranks of their family because of what she did for the 10-year-old boy.

The woman doesn't want to reveal her name, because the shooter is still at large.

KCTV5 News will call her Angel, because that is what the boy's family is saying she is to them.

Angel was driving past the BP station at East 45th Street and Cleveland Avenue Friday night and heard gunshots. She called 911 and kept driving.

"I just kept going on my way like everybody else would," Angel said. "But something told me to turn around. And I know it was nothing but God."

She had no idea what she'd find - a man shot dead in the driver's sea, and two little boys left by his side. She approached the 10-year-old.

"I just let him know, 'I'm here to help you,'" Angel said. "'It's going to be OK. Just come with me, move,' you know, and he kept telling me, 'I can't.'"

She couldn't see that Ka'Vyea Curry had been shot or that a bullet had hit his spinal cord and paralyzed him.

She didn't know that the man beside him was his father. She didn't have medical training or any information that could help police.

But what she did meant the world to the 10-year-old's family.

"The idea that someone cares and that someone was with him, that he wasn't by himself," said Ka'Vyea's aunt, Ky Martin, when asked what it was that meant so much. "I mean it's traumatizing to have to see something like that. She came back."

It's something no one else did.

Surveillance video shows the gas station packed with customers when a man deliberately walked up to Ka'Vyea's father and shot him while he was pumping gas.

Angel waited before doubling back, and said the boys were utterly alone when she arrived, no adults in sight.

"He was just glad somebody was there," Angel said. "Both of them were glad somebody was there."

She says Ka'Vyea calmly told her to please call his mother and gave her his mother's phone number. He kept his cool even as she was panicking.

"I call him my boy because he's a very strong individual," Angel said.

The next day, she called Ka'Vea's mother again to ask if she could visit him with some Easter presents.

Angel says she's grateful to the family for giving her a chance to heal by seeing him. They say it's been a joy to them to include her.

"We're telling her, ‘You're a part of this family now!'" Martin said.

Ka'Vea is still sedated.

Martin says once he comes to, one of the first people she's calling is their "angel" so he can see the woman who made sure he wasn't alone.

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