Ferguson 9-year-old girl shot dead doing homework on bed

Five bullet holes in the home's exterior mark a deadly shooting in Ferguson, Mo., that saw a 9-year-old girl shot dead while doing her homework.

There was no suspect in the attack more than 24 hours after the Tuesday shooting that killed Jamyla Bolden and wounded her 34-year-old mother in the leg, authorities said.

The girl's father, James Bolden, made an emotional plea for someone to step forward with information.

"Do it for a 9-year-old child that didn't even get to see the rest of the world," Bolden told KMOV.

Police believe the shooter fired from close range into the home, striking the child as she sat on her mother's bed.

The home sits one block from West Florissant Avenue, which saw rioting and police confrontations with protesters in the year since 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by police.


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