Girl, 8, killed, others wounded in gunfire near high school football jamboree
An 8-year-old girl died Friday night and three other people were wounded after a gunfire erupted following a brawl at a high school football jamboree in St. Louis, according to reports.
The girl became the 12th youth to be fatally shot in St. Louis since April, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
Those injured Friday night near Soldan High School in St. Louis were a woman in her 40s and two teenage boys, FOX 2 of St. Louis reported.
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The girl had attended the jamboree with her family, according to the Post-Dispatch. Multiple fights broke out at the event, which police canceled around 8:15 p.m., the newspaper reported.
The gunfire broke out after police believed they had cleared the area, FOX 2 reported.
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Around the same time, police responded to a report of a shot fired at Parkway North High School about 12 miles away during another jamboree, FOX 2 of St. Louis reported. There were no reports of anyone being wounded.