Two youthful cousins have been livestreaming from a St. Louis residence as one youngster shot and killed one different sooner than killing himself in what the family said was a tragic accident.
Police are nonetheless investigating Friday’s incident throughout which a 12-year-old woman, Paris Harvey, shot and killed a 14-year-old boy, Karen Harvey, sooner than capturing herself. Police initially described it as a murder-suicide.
The woman’s grandmother, Susan Dyson, knowledgeable the St. Louis Submit-Submit that she observed an Instagram keep video the two cousins made collectively in a downtown St. Louis residence they rented in March. to rejoice a birthday.
“They did not have a combat or something,” said Dyson of the Dallas area. “They’re enjoying with weapons once they should not. In fact they should not. I feel it simply took off. By chance dropped.”
The cousins have been collectively since childhood, the family said. Kuaron’s mother and Paris’ father are siblings.
Earlier than the shoot, Paris and Karen have been alone inside the toilet mirror for the video. After Karen was shot, video confirmed Paris reaching for the gun, in all probability accidentally retriggering it, the family said. They said they believed the weapons have been Kuarons. Two kids have been shot inside the head.
“This isn’t homicide. This isn’t suicide,” said Shinise Harvey, a 35-year-old mother in Paris. “It was a loopy accident. It occurred.”
Harvey said she didn’t see the video, nonetheless the family described it to her. The cousins are “making an attempt to be fashionable,” she said.
Paris and Kuaron Harvey normally make films and pranks collectively. One amongst 9 kids, Paris was a pleasant seventh grader who appreciated doing her hair and nails and had an excellent trying voice, the family said. They describe Kuaron as a foolish eighth grader who has been able to do backflips for a really very long time.