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Rockwood School District student killed in South City shooting

Published: May. 14, 2022 at 4:41 PM CDT|Updated: 17 hours ago
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - A teenage girl was shot and killed in South City Saturday afternoon.

According to police, the shooting happened just before 4 p.m. near the intersection of Minnesota and Fillmore, which is the Carondelet neighborhood. The victim was reportedly shot in the abdomen. She was identified Sunday as Kyierah Jeffries.

The Rockwood School District released the following statement following Jeffries’ death:

“The Rockwood School District is shocked and saddened to learn about the tragedy that resulted in the loss of Kyierah Jeffries from Eureka High School. Our sincere thoughts and sympathies are with her family and the educators and friends who knew and loved her. We have assembled our crisis team at Eureka and will have counselors, social workers and social-emotional behavior specialists on hand this week for students and staff who will need assistance. We will also be supporting the families and friends of Kyierah’s siblings to ensure they have the assistance they need.”

Homicide detectives are investigating. Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477 and leave an anonymous tip.

Editor’s note: Police initially said the victim was a woman in her 60s.