CRIME

Police: Kansas City girl, 6, killed in convenience store shooting while getting gum with dad

  • This photo provided by the Hooper family shows 6-year-old Angel Hoopper who died in a drive-by shooting at a convenience store in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.  Police said in a news release that Angel Hooper was wounded Friday night when someone in a passing vehicle fired multiple rounds into the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store. She was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Several people were in the parking lot when gunfire erupted. The girl was with a family friend. Police are reviewing surveillance footage and urging anyone with information to call a special hotline. Police Chief Darryl Forté also used Twitter to urge the shooter or shooters to surrender. The message said that Forté didn't believe the girl was the intended victim.  (AP Photo/Hooper Family)

    This photo provided by the Hooper family shows 6-year-old Angel Hoopper who died in a drive-by shooting at a convenience store in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Police said in a news release that Angel Hooper was wounded Friday night when someone in a passing vehicle fired multiple rounds into the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store. She was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Several people were in the parking lot when gunfire erupted. The girl was with a family friend. Police are reviewing surveillance footage and urging anyone with information to call a special hotline. Police Chief Darryl Forté also used Twitter to urge the shooter or shooters to surrender. The message said that Forté didn't believe the girl was the intended victim. (AP Photo/Hooper Family)  (The Associated Press)

  • This photo provided by the Hooper family shows 6-year-old Angel Hoopper who died in a drive-by shooting at a convenience store in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.  Police said in a news release that Angel Hooper was wounded Friday night when someone in a passing vehicle fired multiple rounds into the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store. She was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Several people were in the parking lot when gunfire erupted. The girl was with a family friend. Police are reviewing surveillance footage and urging anyone with information to call a special hotline. Police Chief Darryl Forté also used Twitter to urge the shooter or shooters to surrender. The message said that Forté didn't believe the girl was the intended victim.  (AP Photo/Hooper Family)

    This photo provided by the Hooper family shows 6-year-old Angel Hoopper who died in a drive-by shooting at a convenience store in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Police said in a news release that Angel Hooper was wounded Friday night when someone in a passing vehicle fired multiple rounds into the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store. She was rushed to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Several people were in the parking lot when gunfire erupted. The girl was with a family friend. Police are reviewing surveillance footage and urging anyone with information to call a special hotline. Police Chief Darryl Forté also used Twitter to urge the shooter or shooters to surrender. The message said that Forté didn't believe the girl was the intended victim. (AP Photo/Hooper Family)  (The Associated Press)

Kansas City police are vowing to find those responsible for the shooting death of a 6-year-old girl who had stopped at a convenience store with her dad to buy bubblegum.

Hundreds of people turned out Sunday evening to remember Angel Hooper, who died two nights earlier after being shot at the south Kansas City store.

Angel and her father had stopped for gum after a jog when someone in a passing car opened fire.

Maj. Karl Oakman, commander of the police department's South Patrol Division, said Angel has "all the power of the Kansas City Police Department behind her."

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/1ptpyAe ) that Angel's mother, Charity Guinn, said police assure her they are following all leads and she's confident officers will make an arrest.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com