ST. LOUIS – An 8-year-old girl is dead and 3 others were wounded in a quadruple shooting near Soldan High School in North St. Louis on Friday night.
Police identified the 8-year-old victim shot and killed Friday night as Jurnee Thompson. Her father tells FOX 2 she was a loving and caring little girl that will be missed.
St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden said there were reports of fights at a football jamboree at Soldan High School prior to the shooting.
Police responded to help with crowd control and clear the area.
Police thought they’d cleared the crowd when they heard gunshots down the street.
The shooting began just after 8 p.m. in the 900 block of Union Boulevard and continued to the 1100 block of Union.
The 8-year-old was with her family when the shooting began.
Two boys, between the ages of 16 and 18, and a woman in her 40s were also wounded. The teens and 8-year-old girl were related.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the department’s homicide division or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.