KANSAS CITY, KANSAS (CNN) – A Kansas City family is devastated after two children died when someone opened fire on the family home.
One of the boys ran into his 12-year-old brother’s room and snuggled up to him, where he died.
“He was going to change the world. They don’t know what they took from this earth,” Jayson Ugwuh, Jayden Ugwuh’s father, said. “He can draw. He can draw you right now and it would look just like you, at 9 years old.”
Jayden was an artist and little rapper, a creative soul who believed in superheroes and had big dreams. He wanted to fly.
Early Saturday morning, Jayden became a real life superhero his dad says.
At 1:30 a.m., the boys awoke to a barrage of bullets and ran out of his bedroom. When Jayden noticed his cousin, 8-year-old Montell Ross wasn’t behind him, he turned around, ran back to get him and that is when the boys were shot.
“Didn’t even cry, just got hit and ran and laid up under his big brother, you know. Like he knew exactly where to go for comfort, you know what I’m saying.”
12-year-old Jayson Jr. was asleep in another room when his brother was shot. He didn’t want to speak on camera but says after Jayden snuggled up to him, he woke up and looked down at his little brother. He says Jayden’s eyes were open, but it was clear he was no longer there.
“I got to deal with that and still raise them but what can I say to him cause he actually held him, he held his cold body, you know what I am saying? How do I teach my son to cope with that when I can barely cope with it.”
Jayson says his children and their cousins live with their mothers in the house located at 58th and College Avenue where the tragedy happened.
It is one place Jayson says he didn’t worry about anything happening to his family.
“He was in his safe spot, his home. This came to his home. So where else are you safe at if you are not safe where you sleep and wake up and eat? What can you do?”
There is no motive on a possible motive for the shooting.
Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects who carried out the fatal attack.