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Jurnee Thompson, 8

Her life was cut short at a shooting outside of a football jamboree.
Credit: Photo provided by family

ST. LOUIS — Jurnee Thompson, 8, was shot and killed after a football jamboree at Soldan High School in August.

"Jurnee was like a young woman with an old soul," said her father, who asked that his name not be publicized.

Jurnee's father had one thing to say to the person who shot and killed Jurnee: "Why would you take my baby away from me?"


‘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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