14 Children Die in 1 City in a Matter of Months

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At least 14 children have died from violence in St. Louis since April, and authorities in the city said they need help from the community to catch the people responsible.

The youngest victim was 2-years-old, according to several news outlets covering the killing spree.

“What we need would be for people to tell police what happened, so we can hold some people accountable,” police Chief John Hayden told KMOV.

Antonio Cox, who lost his twin brother to gun violence, could hardly speak when asked to talk about his brother.

“I don’t know how I feel,” Antonio told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “He was everything I had. I tried, but I didn’t try harder. I wish I could. I wish I was with him, but I’m not.”

Sentonio, 15, was killed early Aug. 18 in the 7300 block of Vermont Avenue, the newspaper reported.

He was not the only child who died that weekend.

This is how 13 other children died in St. Louis recently:

Jason Eberhart, 16, was shot multiple times Aug. 18 in the Carr Square neighborhood. His brother plays for Ball State University, and his father, a former University of Illinois player, used to coach in the St. Louis area, the Post-Dispatch reported.

Kayden Johnson, 2, was killed along with his 18-year-old mother April 30 in the 5900 block of Ferris Avenue, CNN reported.

Kennedi Powell, 3, was shot and killed in a drive-by June 9. She was playing in front of her grandmother’s south city home on Michigan Avenue at the time, Fox 2 Now reported.  

Kristina Curry, 16, was shot, killed and left near Roosevelt High School on May 23 after suffering multiple gunshot wounds, KMOV reported.

Len Coleman, 14, was found dead July 20 inside a North County apartment in the 2100 block of Chippewa Street, KMOV reported

Jashon Johnson, 16, was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds near Fairground Park on June 8, CNN reported.

Charnija Keys, 11, was shot June 11 in the head in what St. Louis police are investigating as a suspicious death in the 1500 block of North 20th Street, the Post-Dispatch reported.

Myiesha Cannon, 16, was also shot in the head in a suspicious death June 12 in the 4400 block of Lexington Avenue in the Greater Ville neighborhood, CNN reported.

Derrel Williams, 15, died of multiple gunshot wounds June 25 after he was found lying in the street in the 5000 block of Queens Avenue, CNN reported.

Eddie Hill IV, 10, was sitting outside with family on his porch when a blue SUV drove by and fired in the child’s direction, hitting and killing him July 19 in the 4700 block of Page Boulevard, CNN reported.

Xavier Usanga, 7, was playing with his sisters in the backyard of their Hyde Park home when he was shot and killed Aug. 12 in the 3500 block of North 14th Street, CNN reported.

Jurnee Thompson, 8, was killed Aug. 23 at a football game with family at Soldan High School, CNN reported.

Nyla Banks, 10, died of stab wounds Aug. 24 near downtown in an incident that also left two adults fatally shot, KMOX reported.

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