During a botched heist in which two armed teens opened fire on the car she was riding in, a 15-year-old Missouri girl died earlier this month, according to authorities.
According to a news statement from the St. Charles Police Department, two boys, ages 16 and 17, have been charged with second-degree murder, robbery, assault, and armed criminal action in connection with the killing of a 15-year-old Lake St. Louis girl on February 18.
Due to their age, neither of the suspects, who were detained the next day, has been officially identified.
According to reports, a different 17-year-old kid informed police that he and the 15-year-old victim, Lydia Elking, intended to meet two men in St. Charles on Saturday night. The meeting’s purpose wasn’t immediately apparent.
The report claims that when they got there, two additional teens came up to the car on foot and declared a robbery. The girl who was seated in the passenger seat was hit by the bullet that one of the robbers fired into the car with a revolver.
The child was then taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital by the boy, where doctors discovered she had died from a chest gunshot wound.
A GoFundMe website set up to cover her funeral costs describes Elking as a gifted soccer player who enjoyed adventure.
The fundraiser states that “She was also a warm and kind friend to many.” “With her dazzling energy and gorgeous smile, she touched so many people.”
According to Saylor Parks, a student at the high school Elking attended, she has known Elking for roughly three years.
Parks told the newspaper, “She was just a beautiful lady, and she always knew how to make you laugh.
The inquiry, according to police, is still ongoing.
Call the St. Charles Police Department at 636-949-3309 if you have any information on the incident.