Gunfire kills soldier home on leave

Gunfire kills soldier home on leave
Posted at 11:04 AM, Jan 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-07 07:01:52-05

OMAHA, NE (WOWT/CNN) – Army Sgt. Kyle LeFlore survived multiple overseas tours unscathed.

But gunfire took his life early Saturday morning during a brief visit home to Nebraska.

Police say the 27-year-old died at the hospital after being shot outside a club in Omaha.

"He didn't have any enemies,” said his father Kay LeFlore. “He didn't have an enemy in the world."

Police are hunting for his killer, while friends and family struggle to make sense of his death.

Friends and family struggled with the senselessness of the crime.

"He could have lost his life in Afghanistan, two tours in Afghanistan” his father said. “He could have lost his life on tour in Iraq and yet someone here in this city thought that they could kill him and go about their lives."

Kyle LeFlore was already working on life after the military. He wanted a career in the FBI.

"He was living his life the right way and now … it's all gone," said his dad.

The next step is a heartbreaking one for his wife and high school sweetheart Latasha. She followed him into the army.

She has a 16-hour flight from Seoul, South Korea, to Omaha where she will break the news to their 5-year-old son.

"His little boy, he is amazing. Five years old,” Kay LeFlore said. “He's going to grow up without a father. And why?"

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