6-Year-Old Fatally Shot in St. Louis

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (KMOX)(UPDATED 4:21 p.m.) A 6-year-old girl’s mother and her boyfriend have been arrested after the little girl was found shot in the head this morning.

Police say Mi’Kenzie Bostic was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe one of the other children in the house shot her.

The girl’s 27-year-old mother and her 31-year-old boyfriend said they were sleeping when the shooting occurred.

The other children — ages 3, 4 and 9 — were all inside the home in the 6300 block of Minnie when the shooting happened. They weren’t physically injured.

Charges against the two adults are pending.

Our previous reporting is as follows:

St. Louis homicide and child abuse detectives are investigating the death of a 6-year-old girl, with police calling her death suspicious.

Officers were called just after 1:30 a.m. Monday to a home and found the girl dead from a gunshot wound. Her name and other details about the shooting have not been released.

No arrests have been made but media reports said relatives were being questioned.

The shooting was part of a violent weekend in St. Louis that saw at least 11 people killed or wounded by gunfire.`

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