8-yr-old girl shot, killed in Fla. home

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

St. Petersburg, Fla. (AP) - An 8-year-old girl has died after police say she was caught in a spray of bullets while sleeping inside her southwest Florida home.

St. Petersburg Police say the death of Paris Whitehead-Hamilton appears to be an act of retaliation and not a random act of violence.

The girl was sleeping in the front of the house Sunday morning
at 2:24 a.m. when someone outside fired multiple shots from a
semiautomatic rifle.

At least one of the bullets entered the house and struck the girl.

She was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead a short time

Several adults and one other child were also home at the
time of the shooting.

They were not injured.

Authorities are interviewing several people to determine a motive.

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