ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A 3-year-old was killed and a 6-year-old was injured in a drive-by shooting in south St. Louis Sunday.
According to police, the two children were standing on a sidewalk with three other kids, ages 4, 6 and 8, and two adults in the 4600 block of Michigan Ave. around 8:30 p.m.
The seven people were reportedly standing next to a vehicle, which was occupied by a 28-year-old woman, when a white four-door Nissan drove by and someone inside the car starting shooting. It reportedly sped away on Grand.
According to a woman who said she was the grandmother of the victims, a 6-year-old girl was shot in the back. Witnesses told News 4 the father of a 3-year-old performed CPR on his daughter.
The 3-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital and later identified as Kenndei Powell, of the 4600 block of Michigan.
'I heard gunshots. It gets me out of my bed and I see her lying there on the ground," said Powell's grandmother Tracy Waffard.
Waffard said her granddaughter had a lot of personality.
"She was beautiful young lady. She was the type of person who liked to play a lot, like to run off and pinch you," said Waffard. "But there's nothing that's going to bring her back. Every time I look out here on the ground, I see her, and its hard, real hard."
The 6-year-old girl was taken to the hospital and listed in critical, stable condition.
No one else was injured in the shooting.
Anyone with information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.