Missouri girl accidentally shot and killed by older brother


National News

December 18, 2018 - 10:12 AM

Maliyah Palmer, in a family photo released by the Parkway School District in Missouri, was accidentally shot and killed by her sibling Friday. COURTESY PARKWAY SCHOOL DISTRICT/TNS

FLORISSANT, Mo. — A 6-year-old girl was accidentally shot and killed by an older sibling Friday while their parents were away at a Christmas party, police say.

Maliyah Palmer died after being shot in the head Friday night by her 12-year-old brother. The boy found a 9 mm handgun in a dresser drawer in his parent’s bedroom, then accidentally shot Maliyah, police say.

Maliyah and her brother were being watched by their 16-year-old sister at the home in the first block of Holly Lane when Maliyah was shot in the head. Officers were called there just before 11 p.m. Friday. Maliyah died later at a hospital.

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