Authorities in St. Louis are currently investigating an incident that took place over the weekend, which left two young cousins deceased. The incident was captured during a live stream, which captured the final moments of their lives.
According to NBC News, the two young cousins were identified as Paris Paris Harvey, 12, and Kuaron Harvey, 14. Police officials say they responded to the incident around 2 a.m. on Friday, and the two children were unfortunately pronounced deceased at the scene. They said the “victim and suspect were located inside a residence suffering from puncture wounds.”
Police are identifying the incident as a murder-suicide, however, the children’s family members are saying it was an unfortunate accident.
KSDK spoke with Paris’ mother, Shinise Harvey, about the incident and she said that the family was together celebrating birthdays that had taken place in the month of March when the incident occurred. She said, “(Paris) dropped the gun, and it fell, and it went off to my knowledge. And then when she picked it up, she picked it up by the barrel and it went off. That’s all I know … It was not a suicide. It was just a freak accident.”
Paris’ mother and Kuaron’s father are siblings.
In the tragic video, after the two gunshots were heard, the family members that were outside of the bathroom could be heard screaming as they try to make their way inside the bathroom. As they peek inside and see the two young cousins on the floor they began to scream out of shock.
Shinise said she is not aware of how Paris got a hold of the gun, and it is not clear if any charges will be filed as a result of the tragic incident.
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