ST. LOUIS ( -- A teenage girl was found fatally shot in south St. Louis early Thursday morning. 

Police found Kristina Curry suffering from gunshot wounds just before 5 a.m. in the 3200 block of Hartford. The 16-year-old died at the scene, police said. 

"I hurt because I can't understand why someone would hurt my granddaughter that way," said Curry's grandmother Antanina Valentine.

Krystina Curry

Krystina Curry, 16, was fatally shot Thursday morning in the 3200 block of Hartford.

Sources tell News 4 Curry's body was found in an alley between Roosevelt High School and the school's football field.

Valentine says the fact her body was found early in the morning is odd.

"My understanding is she kind of snuck out of the house. She's a normal teenager. You tell them what to do. They do what they want to do. I wonder why she left out of the house that time of morning too," Valentine said.

Curry used to be a student at Roosevelt High School but withdrew in April.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

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