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Charnija Keys, 11

She was killed after she was shot in the head in June.
Credit: Photo provided by family

ST. LOUIS — Charnija Keys killed after she was shot in the head in June.

Neighbors told 5 On Your Side the 11-year-old girl was shot inside her own home in north St. Louis. She was rushed to a hospital where she died from her injuries. Investigators are calling the shooting suspicious.

"She had a lot of friends, she was popular over here, everybody knew her, you know, it just hurt to know that something like this happened to a girl that was 11-years-old," said one friend of the family.


‘CUT SHORT: Unsolved Killings of St. Louis Children’ is an initiative of KSDK 5 On Your Side and its community outreach program, ‘Project 5,’ to raise awareness of the unchecked violence against children in the city of St. Louis from the summer of 2019 to present.

We’re dedicated to telling their stories, following the criminal investigations and shining a light on the reasons for gun violence in our city. We won’t let up.

Please join us in this important campaign seeking justice for our youth by sharing these stories about their young lives cut short, reaching out to elected officials and supporting the worthy organizations in St. Louis working to make our city’s neighborhoods safer places to raise families.  

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