She told the Dispatch that she had not watched the video. She said the children were "trying to be too hip."
Shinise was not at the party, which she said was only for teens and young adults. She said she and Kuaron's mom were initially not going to let them go — but relented after the children begged.
Kuaron's mother and Paris's father are siblings. Family members believe the gun belonged to Kuaron, the outlet reported.
"No matter how good we try to raise our kids, they still are going to venture off," Shinise said.
Police have not yet released the findings of their investigation. In an incident report, they said both children were found unconscious and not breathing after officers responded to reports of a shooting, just after 2 AM. They were both pronounced dead at the scene.
St Louis Metropolitan Police Department did identify both victims in a condolence post on Facebook.
A GoFundMe for each family has been set up here and here.
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