Two young cousins were streaming live from a St. Louis apartment when a child shot and killed another before committing suicide, which family members said was a tragic accident.
ST. LOUIS – Two young cousins were streaming live from a St. Louis apartment when a child shot and killed another before committing suicide, which family members said was a tragic accident.
Police are still investigating the shooting of 12-year-old Paris Harvey and 14-year-old Quarron Harvey on Friday, but initially described it as a homicide.
The girl’s grandmother, Susan Dyson, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that she saw the Instagram live video of the two cousins working together in an apartment in St. Louis that the family rented to celebrate March’s birthday.
“It wasn’t a situation where they were arguing or something like that,” said Dyson, from the Dallas area. They were playing with guns, when they shouldn’t be. Of course, they shouldn’t have done it. I think it’s closed. It’s gone by mistake. “
Family members said cousins grew up together. Cuarn’s mother and Paris’s siblings.
Paris and Cuarn were alone in the bathroom before the shooting and made videos in the mirror. Family members say that after Cuarn was shot, the video shows Paris arriving for a gun and that it could have accidentally gone again. They believe the gun belonged to Kuwaran. Both children were shot in the head.
“It simply came to our notice then. It was not a suicide, “said Shanis Harvey, a 35-year-old Parisian mother. “It was a strange accident. It happened.”
Harvey said he had not seen the video but family members had described it to him. He said the cousins were “trying to be very hip.”
Paris and Cuarn Harvey often made videos together and drew pranks. According to family members, Paris, who was one of nine children, was a funny seventh grader who loved to do her hair and nails and had a beautiful voice. They described Cuarn as a stupid eighth grader who had long been able to flip backwards.