Kansas City shooting victim identified as former Springfield high school student Aviva Okeson-Haberman

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo.– A Kansas City reporter has been identified as the victim in a shooting that happened on Friday, April 23.

According to KCUR, Aviva Okeson-Haberman, 24, was struck by a stray bullet Friday afternoon while she was in her apartment on the 2900 block of Lockridge Avenue.

KCUR said Okeson-Haberman joined KCUR in June 2019 as the Missouri politics and government reporter.

Okeson-Haberman went to high school in Springfield, Missouri, and volunteered with the Boys and Girls Club, supervising up to 20 children ranging in age from 5 to 12. Okeson-Haberman graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism at the University of Missouri in 2019.

Many colleagues, community members, and public officials took to Twitter after hearing of Okeson-Haberman’s passing.

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