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Makeup artist shot dead in Kansas City Westport area

Alawna Collier killed in Westport/Leah Gordone

Makeup artist fatally shot. 

Blog King, Mass Appeal

KANSAS CITY — “They smile in your face. All the time they wanna take your place. The backstabbers.” Detectives in Kansas City, Missouri are investigating after 22-year-old cosmetologist Alawna Collier was shot dead in the Westport entertainment district. The femicide transpired around 2:45 a.m. on February 3, 2023. The entrepreneurial makeup artist was proprietor and founder of Alawna’s Perfections. There’s speculation she was killed by a backstabber who was jealous of her success. According to police reports, officers received a 911 call referencing shots fired in the area. When cops arrived, they found Alawna in the World Market parking lot suffering from gunshot wounds. Paramedics showed up to provide treatment. But it was to no avail. Alawna was pronounced dead at the scene. To compound matters, nobody descried a damn thang.

There’s no witnesses and no suspects.

Social media reaction reaction was melancholic. One reader wrote, “I live in Kansas City and Westport is the worst place to go.” Another chimed in with, “This is scary for me because I live in KC and I’m always delivering orders late in that area. I have to definitely be more careful now.” A third person added, “This is my hometown. However, I didn’t know this young lady but condolences to her family. The Westport area has gotten significantly bad over the years. It used to be a place to go have fun, drink, dine and party. I’d never step foot there now! Rest In Peace Queen 🕊️🤍💕” 

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  1. Looking at her fb posts she was getting ready to be booked for Valentine’s Day which is a big money making month February and she posted things about having to cut females out her circle about haters bringing new people around how they loved her life and try to take over I think someone was obsessed with this young beauty and envious of her talent male or female could be a suspect

  2. I’m sure a 🧑🏿‍🦲 did it..

    Lock y’all doors when you walk by. And keep blk women who STILL continue to date these thugs AWAY from you & your family, because Tyrone will take you out too!

  3. Oh no. Not my city 😭 this really makes me sad. I stopped going out downtown to the entertainment district it has over time become a lot more dangerous. I was out there one time with a date having a good time next thing we know a guy pulled a knife out on my date and said if you don’t buy me food I will stab you. He was holding it and his stomach. It was scary. Also the amount of gun violence has gotten out of hand. I love Kansas City go chiefs! But the violence and safety has to change. Westport has had a lot of shootings definitely. It doesn’t surprise me at all.

  4. Jesus mercy 🥺 🙏 😫 😳 😢 😩 🥺 🙏
    Father why is so many young black women being killed? I’m praying on this

  5. applying clown make up is NOT a job or career, nor was she considered a successful entrepreneur. our young ladies need quit the cap, stop the delusions, GET A REAL JOB, and do this mess in your spare time. that ish does not provide benefits, 401k, employee savings plan, credit union, medical, dental, vision, etc. she wasting time avoiding REAL WORK versus PLAY WORK, FANTASY WORK. our people need to get serious about life before life gets serious with their azz

  6. This was a hit Straight From The Pits of Hell may justice be served

  7. Message to white people…stay away from Westport any more. If you want to live…not get shot up and killed, get robbed or have your cat broken into…just stay away from the ghetto infested area. They have ruined World’s of Fun, Independence Mall, Zona Rosa area and now lately all the crimes are being brought to Westport and the Plaza area

  8. This wicked world 🌎 is soon to end ……sorrow upon SORROW. 😢😢😢😢Nowhere is safe . No ONE is safe..LORD HAVE MERCY LAWLESSNESS ABOUNDS.REPENT AMERICA . We are under JUDGEMENT ✝️.

  9. @kvonBruce your comment disgusts me, you sound just like one of these bitter ugly bitches that set her up from KC. I can’t change the world but it will always be one like you that sit behind the computer and talk down on ppl. It’s truly sad that you have no respect for this young woman whom lost her life because she trusted so many ppl. I hope your mother father brother sister or kids don’t hang out with some so called friends that might want to take their lives. I advise you to go love on family because you never know when their last day is

  10. Jesus mercy 🥺 🙏 😫 😳 😢 😩 🥺 🙏
    Father why is so many young black women being killed? I’m praying on this💔

  11. she was beautiful, sexy, talented & about her $$$. Crabs in a Barrel.💯

  12. KARMA IS VERY REAL!!! Consequences for EVERY decision you make. Good or bad. CHOOSE WISELY!

  13. It’s always the people you know. The killer is no stranger.


  15. My cousin Nicole’s son only 19 just got hit by a car and passed away please 🙏💖 pray for my family 💯🌹

  16. She was so beautiful and had her whole life ahead of her.
    R.I.P Alawna 😇

  17. Do you think she possibly could have been dating someone that her relatives and friends don’t know about?

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