12-year-old girl shoots her cousin live then shoots herself in the head

A 12-year-old girl ‘accidentally’ shot her 14-year-old cousin during a livestream as she was ‘trying to be hooked up’, prompting her to turn the gun on herself.

Paris and Kuaron Harvey were Instagram live around 2 a.m. Friday in St Louis, Missouri, at a birthday party.

During the stream, Paris killed Kuaron and then killed herself. The police told the St Louis Post Dispatch that the two children were found unresponsive at 2:07 a.m. and were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police initially said it was a fatal murder-suicide, but the family of the two tragic children disagree.

Shinise Harvey, Paris’ mother, told the St Louis Post Dispatch “It wasn’t murder. It wasn’t suicide. It was a freak accident. It happened.”

Paris’ mother does not believe the incident was a murder-suicide

Shinise added that while she hasn’t watched the video herself, relatives have told her the kids are “trying to be too hip.”

Susan Dyson, Paris’ grandmother, saw the video. She said: “It wasn’t a situation where they were arguing or anything like that. They were playing with the gun, when they shouldn’t have.

“Of course they shouldn’t have. I think it just happened. It happened by mistake.”

She explained how the two were raised together at the Paris home and called each other brother and sister.

She added that the couple were at a young family member’s birthday party and went to the bathroom to film themselves in front of a mirror when the incident happened.

Describing the video, the family say Paris can be seen reaching for the gun after it first detonated, suggesting both shots could have been accidental.

“No matter how hard we try to raise our kids,” Shinise Harvey said, “they’re always going to venture out.”

12-year-old girl shoots her cousin live
A GoFundMe has been set up for Kuaron and Paris to help with funeral expenses

For emotional support, you can call the Samaritans 24-hour helpline on 116 123, email [email protected], visit a Samaritans branch in person, or visit the site Web of the Samaritans.

Police have investigated the incident and have not yet issued their findings.

They said on Facebook: “We send our deepest condolences to the family of Paris Harvey, 12, and Kuaron Harvey, 14, who tragically passed away on 3/25/22.”

GoFundMe pages have been set up to help both Kuaron and Paris‘ funeral expenses.

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