Paris Harvey, 12, and Caron Harvey, 14, were shot dead in the bathroom of their apartment at 2 a.m. Friday while livestreaming on Instagram, according to family members. In March, the cousins attended a family gathering to celebrate the birthday of a younger relative.
Kuaron Harvey’s viral video – Paris Harvey accidentally shoots cousin Kuaron
Police are still investigating the shooting, but initially classified it as a homicide-suicide. “Our heartfelt condolences to the families of Paris Harvey, 12, and Caron Harvey, 14, who tragically passed away on March 25, 22,” the St. Louis Police Department said on social media. Paris 35 Shanise Harvey said she did not know who owned the rifle or how her children discovered it.
“They made a video of her playing with a gun, but she ran away and hit him,” Harvey told NBC station KSDK. “As far as I can tell, she then scooped it up, grabbed the bucket to pick it up, and the cycle started all over again … It wasn’t a suicide attempt. It was simply a bizarre accident.”
Cousins’ grandmother, Susan Dyson, told the St. Louis Telegraph she had seen Instagram footage of the shooting.
“It wasn’t a question of them arguing or anything like that. “They played with arms when they shouldn’t have,” Dyson explained to The Telegraph. “Of course they shouldn’t have. I believe it just took off. Accidentally turned off the fire. “
According to family members, Paris is a delightful seventh grader who enjoys doing her hair and nails and has a lovely voice. Kuaron is described as a funny eighth grader who can always do a backflip.