11-year-old Fatally Shoots Teenager During Break In

ST LOUIS, Mo- An 11-year-old from Missouri fatally shot a teenager that was attempting to break into his home, according to police.

The 11-year-old was allegedly at home alone with a 4-year-old girl around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, when two suspects entered the home.  

The 16-year-old suspect was attempting to enter through the unlocked front door of the home when the 11-year-old fired the gun, reports KTVI. The gunshot hit the 16-year-old in the head, and killed the suspect.

Police say the second suspect fled the scene when they heard gunshots.

They are still investigating why the child had access to a handgun, which is believed to have been purchased by the mother of the children as a result of prior break in attempts.

The four-year-old and 11-year-old were unharmed in the incident 

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