ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)– St. Louis City police are following up on leads in the case of a four year old girl who was shot Thursday night in South St. Louis near Louisiana and Itaska.
The girl was released earlier today from Cardinal Glennon Children`s Medical Center. Witnesses who saw the shooting are calling the gunman a ‘super coward.’
Travis Robinson lives next door, “I was in my room upstairs and I heard two shots go off.”
Jasmine Draper is a friend of the victim`s family, “We all took off running in the house.”
Robinson added, “It was sad man see a little girl shot man.”
St. Louis City Police Chief Sam Dotson said, “What we know this is a domestic incident that started between a boyfriend and a girlfriend. The four year old was completely an innocent bystander.”
The boyfriend allegedly fired at the girlfriend`s home hitting the little girl in the shoulder. She was on the front porch. Chief Dotson said, “We know who he is by name and we`re actively looking for him right now.”
It is a crime that strike a chord in everyone, loved ones, neighbors and government leaders.
Congressman Lacy Clay said, “Especially a child being shot is very troubling to me and it should touch everybody. If it`s one thing we want to do is keep our children safe.”
Jasmine Draper said, “It could have been me, my momma or anyone of us, we all was on the porch.”
She said the intended victim, the girlfriend was inside the home at the time of the shooting.