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East St. Louis girl shot while sleeping declared brain dead


EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — The family of a 3-year-old girl struck by a stray bullet at an East St. Louis public housing complex has been declared brain dead, and her family has decided to donate her organs. Calyia Elizabeth Stringer was asleep in bed at her father’s apartment when a bullet struck her under the left eye. Her aunt, Mariesha Samuels of Belleville, tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Calyia’s father and grandmother were in the apartment but were not hurt. Housing authority public safety chief Cortez Slack said people were shooting at each other Sunday night at the Roosevelt Homes. He says a bullet pierced a window and hit the girl.

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