St. Louis Police Identify 3-Year-Old Shooting Victim as McKenzie Murphy


St. Louis County say McKenzie Murphy was shot near Fairground Park. - RIVERFRONT TIMES FILE
  • St. Louis County say McKenzie Murphy was shot near Fairground Park.

Police have identified a three-year-old boy who was killed nearly a week ago.

McKenzie Murphy was shot on May 14 in a house in the 4000 block of Peck Street, a block east of Fairground Park in north St. Louis.

Police were called at 9:17 p.m., and by that time, the boy had already been taken by a private vehicle to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police say.

Police have released few details about the shooting. KMOV reported at the time that the boy had accidentally shot himself and that a teen was home when it happened. A police spokeswoman declined to confirm that this morning.

The police department's Child Abuse Unit and Homicide Division are handling the case. Police ask anyone with information to call 314-444-5371 or, to remain anonymous and possibly receive a reward, call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477 (TIPS).

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