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Kennedi Powell, 3

She was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in south St. Louis.
Credit: Photo provided by family

ST. LOUIS — Kennedi Powell, 3, was shot and killed while she was playing outside in June.

The shooting happened in the 4600 block of Michigan Avenue. She was playing with other children when the gunfire started.

"Ken Ken died. She got shot in the chest,” Her 6-year-old friend Oriel said. “That makes me sad. She's not coming back. She's up there with Jesus."


‘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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