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'Outrageous, unthinkable': St. Louis mayor reacts to drive-by shooting that left toddler dead

Mayor Krewson said no dispute or retaliation is worth this kind of violence.

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson said she is “outraged and just sick” over two of the most recent shooting victims in the city: a 3-year-old girl who died and a 6-year-old girl who was injured.

Three-year-old Kennedi Powell was killed Sunday night while playing outside. Family members said the shooting happened at 8:30 p.m. in the 4600 of Michigan Avenue. Kennedi was playing with other children when the gunfire started.

The drive-by shooting left 6-year-old Oriel Finley injured.

“They shot me in my back,” Oriel said. “It hurted.”

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Mayor Krewson tweeted her concerns about the violence early Tuesday morning.

“I’m outraged & just sick- 3 y/o Kennedi killed Sun eve - 6 y/o Oriel injured - by shooter from a car on Michigan. Outrageous, abhorrent, unthinkable. Unbearable pain for these families. No dispute/retaliation is worth this,” she wrote.

Krewson ended her tweeted with a plea to help police find the person or persons who are responsible. She asked anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

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