6-year-old fatally shot in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis homicide and child abuse detectives say it appears a 6-year-old girl was shot to death by another child while her mother and the woman's boyfriend were sleeping.
The child's 27-year-old mother and the woman's 31-year-old boyfriend were both taken into custody Monday.
Officers were called to a home about 1:30 a.m. Monday and found 6-year-old Mi'Kenzie Bostic dead from a gunshot wound to the head.
Police say three other children, ages 9, 4 and 3, were also inside the home but were not harmed. Police said in a statement that it is believed Mi'Kenzie was shot by one of the other children.
The shooting was part of a violent weekend in St. Louis that saw at least 11 people killed or wounded by gunfire.
[Editor's Note: This story was updated to include more information.]
[Editor's Note: The story recently said a 7-year-old girl was shot, but it has been corrected to say it was a 6-year-old girl.]