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
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.