ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – (UPDATED 11 a.m. 6/5/17) An update on the 7-year-old girl, Deniya “Nunie” Irving, who was shot in the head and critically injured last week.
Her mother and father also were shot and died. A 5-year-old sibling survived and was not injured.
Over the weekend, family members reported the 7-year-old had died. However on Monday morning, there has been conflicting information — according to St. Louis police and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, the girl is alive, and remains in critical condition.
A grandmother tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Nunie is brain-dead and on life support. Children’s Hospital will not confirm that.
KMOX regrets the erroneous reports.
Our previous reporting is as follows:
The 7-year-old girl shot in the head in a quadruple shooting Thursday in north St. Louis has died.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that, according to the girl’s aunt, she died Saturday with her grandmother at her side.
Deniya “Nunie” Irving had survived extensive surgery to remove the bullet from her head, and her family was hopeful she would survive.
Nunie’s parents and another man died in the shooting Thursday at Beacon and Lillian avenues in the Walnut Park East neighborhood.
The shooter remains at large.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.