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Boy, 15, killed in north St. Louis apartment complex shooting

Boy, 15, killed in north St. Louis apartment complex shooting


UPDATED with more details from police.

ST. LOUIS — A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed Sunday afternoon in a shooting in St. Louis' Carr Square neighborhood just north of Downtown.

St. Louis police were called just after 1 p.m. Sunday to the Preservation Square apartments near the 1400 block of North 14th Street.

The victim, Kyle Faulkner, was found dead and had several gunshot wounds, police said. Kyle lived in the 700 block of Biddle Place. Relatives said he was with friends when he was shot.

Police have no suspects.

Police Lt. Scott Aubuchon said investigators believe the boy was "probably" shot with a rifle. The shooting took place right near a tower of police cameras inside the complex. 

"We got a good description of the vehicle (and) suspect," Aubuchon said, "which we will release when we believe it's appropriate." 

At the crime scene, dozens of neighbors stood outside their homes talking while police gathered evidence behind the tape. Several family members were on scene, comforting one another. 

"We've gotten a lot of cooperation," Aubuchon said. "So far we're pleased with the neighborhood assistance." 

Annette Wraggs, Kyle's paternal grandmother, said in a wavering voice that her grandson was "still a baby."

"They need to cool this stuff down," she said, using an expletive. "Too many kids are getting killed." 

"He was a good boy, a good person," Kyle's aunt Sherron Coffee said. "It's a shock to me (that) my nephew is dead ... I'm going to miss him so much." 

Police are encouraging anyone with information to call homicide detectives at 314-444-5571.

At least 55 children have been injured in shootings this year across the region. Seventeen of them have died.

Children injured or killed by gunfire in the St. Louis area in 2021

Below is the St. Louis Post-Dispatch coverage of children who were injured or killed by gunfire across the St. Louis metropolitan area in 2021. Police define a child as anyone 17 years old or younger.

As of Aug. 27, at least 69 children have been injured in shootings in the region. Nineteen of them have died.

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