Police: Brother in custody after teen sister shot, killed in north St. Louis

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on August 22, 2013 at 1:05 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 22 at 7:09 PM

 (KMOV) – A teen was killed in a north St. Louis neighborhood in what police are calling an accidental shooting Thursday afternoon.

The shooting happened on the 4600 block of San Francisco Avenue shortly after 1 p.m.

A 15-year-old girl, later identified as Alicia Anderson, was pronounced dead at the scene due to a single gunshot wound to the head.  

Authorities say her 20-year-old brother was taken into custody at the scene although it is still unknown whether charges will be filed.

According to Chief Sam Dotson of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police, the man believed to have shot his sister suffers from a mental disability. 

At this time, the shooting appears to be accidental but the investigation is ongoing.

 

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