UNIVERSITY CITY, MO. (KMOX) – Tragedy in University City.  A 12 year old is shot to death by an other 12 year old after they found a gun in one of the boy’s grandparent’s home.

It happened on Westmont Place.  Police say the boys were classmates and found the gun in a bed room.

While they were playing, it went off and hit one of the children in the head. The boy was rushed to Children’s Hospital where he died in the emergency room.

University City Detective Sgt. Fredrick Lemons II says the weapon was recovered at the scene and the Grandfather stated the gun had been left in his bedroom which was unlocked.

The young man who allegedly fired the shot was taken to the family court.  The investigation continues.


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