Calyia Stringer Obituary – Police say 3-year-old East St. Louis girl killed by stray bullet

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Calyia Stringer Death: Cause of Death – The East St Louis Police Department has identified the victim who died due to a stray bullet fired from outside her home.

Calyia Stringer aged 3, was pronounced dead following a stray bullet that hit her on the head while watching TV inside a residence in the Roosevelt Homes Public Housing Complex on Sunday night.

The incident happened around 9 p.m. on Sunday night in East St. Louis.

Chief Perry Kendall said: “This is an incident where she was innocently watching TV and hit by stray gunfire.”

Pastor of Calvary Church Cahokia, Stringer’s pastor said, “Calyia was a ball of joy. Fun and lovable, happy, and a big fan of Peppa Pig, I watched her grow up as an infant until a toddle. Fun, lovable, full of joy. It was never a dull moment around her.”

The shooter has not been identified, but a rigorous investigation is ongoing, according to The East St Louis Police Department.

The community of East St. Louis is in great shock following this incident.