KANSAS CITY, Mo. Xavier Young was thrilled to learn he had been hired as a security guard. It would allow him to begin a new chapter in life after he graduated from high school despite struggling with ADHD and bipolar disorder.
But hours later, the 18-year-old was fatally shot in Kansas City one of Americas most murderous cities per capita.
Youngs killing was the citys third on Nov. 6, in a year marked by deadly violence. With 151 slayings in 2019, Kansas City neared its record of 155 homicides set just two years earlier.