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Girl, 12, ‘accidentally’ shoots cousin, 14, dead then kills herself on Instagram Live while playing with gun(Video)

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St Louis Police initially described the incident in which 12-year-old Paris Harvey, shot her cousin, Kuaron Harvey, 14, before shooting herself as a murder-suicide

  • However, the children’s family described the horrific shooting that took place at a house the family rented to celebrate birthdays, as a ‘freak accident’ 
  • Police responded to the Cupples Station Loft Apartments at South 10th and Spruce Street shortly after 2am on Friday
  • Kuaron and Paris, whose mother and father are siblings, were pronounced dead at the scene
  • Relatives have shut down reports of a murder-suicide, saying instead it was a ‘freak accident’ 
  • ‘It was no murder. It wasn’t a suicide,’ Paris’ mother, 35-year-old Shinise Harvey, told the St Louis Post-Dispatch. ‘It was a freak accident. It happened’ 

A Missouri girl aged just 14 accidentally’ shot her 12 year-old cousin dead and then killed herself while streaming on Instagram Live at a birthday party, her stricken family says.

St Louis Police initially described Friday’s incident, in which 12-year-old Paris Harvey, shot her 14-year-old cousin, Kuaron Harvey before shooting herself, as a murder-suicide

But the children’s family have since described the horrific shooting that took place at a house the family rented to celebrate birthdays, as a ‘freak accident.’

Police responded to the Cupples Station Loft Apartments at South 10th and Spruce Street shortly after 2am on Friday.

Kuaron and Paris, whose mother and father are siblings, were pronounced dead at the scene. Relatives have shut down reports of a murder-suicide, saying instead it was a ‘freak accident.’

‘It was no murder. It wasn’t a suicide,’ Paris’ mother, 35-year-old Shinise Harvey, told the St Louis Post-Dispatch. ‘It was a freak accident. It happened.’

Harvey said she had not seen the video but family members had described it to her.

She said the cousins were ‘trying to be too hip,’ when livestreaming from the downtown apartment’s bathroom before the tragedy.

Twelve-year-old Paris Harvey (pictured), shot her 14-year-old cousin, Kuaron Harvey, before shooting herself in what police initially described as a murder-suicide but relatives said was a freak accident
After Kuaron (pictured) was shot in the head, Paris reached for the gun and it may have accidentally gone off, also wounding her in the head, relatives have said
The tragedy took place at an appartment the family had rented for a party on South 10th and Spruce Street shortly after 2am on Friday. Kuaron and Paris were pronounced dead at the scene

Paris’ grandmother, Susan Dyson, said she saw the Instagram Live video the two cousins were making together.

After Kuaron was shot in the head, Paris reached for the gun and it may have accidentally gone off, also wounding her in the head, relatives have said.

‘It wasn’t a situation where they were arguing or anything like that,’ Dyson told the Post-dispatch.

‘They were playing with the gun, when they shouldn’t have been. Of course, they shouldn’t have been doing it. I think it just went off. It went off by mistake.’

The gun was believed to have been taken to the party by Kuaron, but cops are still investigating who the weapon was registered to.

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