"Her lifestyle showed her empathy for people who too frequently were voiceless."
Missouri journalists and politicians have been mourning a 24-year-old Kansas City radio reporter who had been fatally shot while at her property.
KCUR reporter Aviva Okeson-Haberman was found with a gunshot wound Friday when police reacted to her flat to get a welfare telephone, Kansas City police said.
KCUR stated coworkers went to check on her later she had not reacted to messages.
Okeson-Haberman was in her house when a bullet pierced a window or a wall, authorities said.
KCUR declared her departure on Sunday.
"I am so incredibly depressed," KCUR news manager Lisa Rodriguez tweeted Sunday. "Aviva has been the finest people and this entire world is poorer without her."
She'd joined the newsroom household annually before as an intern, the channel said.
Okeson-Haberman was set to commence a new mission covering social problems and criminal justice, KCUR said.
"She had been a particularly cherished friend and colleague only starting what promised for a fantastic career," wellness and legal affairs editor Dan Margolies composed in an KCUR article. "We, in KCUR, combine her loved ones and friends in mourning her death."
Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver tweeted he spoke with all the slain journalist a month.
"Her enthusiasm for justice and truth-seeking was real; her devotion to the community was inspirational; along with her journalistic skill at this young age was remarkable. I am heartbroken I will not receive another phone call with her to the other end," he explained.
Cleaver also emphasized the need for gun reform.
"If a young man can't sit in their apartment without any the fear of losing their own life to gun violence, so it is apparent that something's broken. We as a community and a country -- has to find the courage and strength to take actions to prevent these senseless tragedies."
Consistently prepared, she informed that the full and complex story of the town in a few of the most difficult years in its foundation. Her life showed her empathy for people who too frequently were voiceless."
"Her passing lays bare our gravest unsolved epidemic and the preventable tragedies a lot of households suffer," he explained.