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Family of Jermone Green gathers for prayer one week after tragic death

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Jermone Green, 3, was accidentally shot and killed by his brother one week ago on Thursday. (KCTV5) Jermone Green, 3, was accidentally shot and killed by his brother one week ago on Thursday. (KCTV5)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A mother says a piece of her is missing because gunfire took her toddler’s life inside a Kansas City apartment.

Jermone Green, 3, was accidentally shot and killed by his brother one week ago on Thursday. 

Kansas City police are still investigating what happened, but family members say a tragic accident will forever change their lives. 

“He loved to play,” said his aunt Denise Green. “He loved to wrestle.”

Family members say Green’s 5-year-old brother accidentally shot him inside an apartment near 19th Street and Topping last week. 

“If you have possession of any weapons, put them away where the kids can’t get them,” Denise Green said. 

Kiera Russell, Green’s mother, said it’s been hard to eat or sleep since Green’s life was lost. She finds herself constantly looking at her son’s pictures, hoping someone can ease the overwhelming pain of losing him. 

“I just want prayer,” Russell said. “I’m trying to make it day by day. I’ve been holding everything in because I don't want to cry in front of my other kids.”

Green’s family, including his 1-year-old sister and 5-year-old brother, gathered for a prayer with members of the Adhoc Group Against Crime. 

They released balloons representing his favorite colors. 

Family members are encouraging all families who own weapons to purchase gun locks or safes that can be locked. Gun locks are often free at local law enforcement officers. 

The family has a GoFund Me page available if you choose to donate to them. Visit that link here. 

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