Boy, 10, injured in fatal shooting leaves hospital - KCTV5

Boy, 10, injured in fatal shooting leaves hospital

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Weeks after he was shot and left for dead, Ka'Vyea Curry wheeled out of Children's Mercy Hospital and headed home on Monday.

Except he's not going to the home where he lived with his mother before the shooting. Instead, they are moving into his great-grandmother's home because her home is wheelchair accessible.

Ka'Vyea will need physical therapy five days a week. Doctors say it may take years for him to be able to walk again, if ever.

In April, K.C. Curry, 34, had driven to a gas station in the 4500 block of Cleveland Avenue to get gas and snacks for his young son and a 5-year-old boy.

Prosecutors say Dontae D. Jefferson, 27, calmly walked up to the car and fired eight bullets. Curry died from a gunshot wound to the head while his son suffered life-threatening injuries. The 5-year-old boy was not physically hurt but is undergoing counseling after seeing such traumatic events.

Jefferson is charged with first-degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action, child endangerment, unlawful possession of a firearm and shooting at a person.

The family is overwhelmed by the support that the 10-year-old boy has received after the shooting, and say they will continue to need the support.

The 10-year-old boy has mixed thoughts about leaving Children's Mercy. He is excited to leave but also apprehensive.

"He's scared to leave because he doesn't have the nurse's call button anymore," his mother, Tanesha Tyson, said. "But he's ready. He has everyone around him telling him how good he's going to be. He's just ready to be out."

He's looking forward to getting a good night's sleep.

"There's no sleep in the hospital," Ka'Vyea said.

The boy plans to return to school in the fall. They are hoping for help finding a permanent wheelchair accessible apartment and a car.

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