Six-year-old girl is accidentally shot in the head and killed by her brother, 12, while their parents were at a Christmas party


A six-year-old girl was accidentally shot and killed by her brother at their home while their parents were attending a Christmas party, Missouri authorities say.

Police in the St Louis suburb of Florissant say Maliyah Palmer was shot in the back of the head just before 11pm Friday after her 12-year-old brother found a 9mm handgun in a dresser drawer in their parents’ bedroom.

The first-grader later died in the hospital.

The children were under the supervision of their 16-year-old sister while their parents, Dwandra and Marius Palmer, were out at the holiday party, according to the St Louis Post-Dispatch.

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