Two young cousins were killed in Missouri during a livestream on Friday, March 25, after they were reportedly playing with a gun and accidentally set it off twice, killing the two of them one after the other.

Twelve-year-old Paris Harvey and 14-year-old Kuaron Harvey from St. Louis, Missouri were both shot in the head after a gun discharged on them as they were playing with the firearm on Instagram Live in their attempt to make a viral video, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Police officers originally described the situation as a "murder-suicide" before further investigation showed that it wasn’t. Officers believe that the gun used in the deaths was Kuaron’s, ABC News reported.

“It wasn’t a situation where they were arguing or anything like that. They were playing with the gun, when they shouldn’t have been. Of course, they shouldn’t have been doing it. I think it just went off. It went off by mistake,” Susan Dyson, Paris’ grandmother, said in a statement.

“It was no murder. It wasn’t a suicide,” Shinise Harvey, Paris’ mother, said. “It was a freak accident. It happened.”

The two were described as extremely close to each other, to the point where they called themselves “brother and sister” instead of cousins. They were attending a birthday party for some of their younger family members when the incident first occurred, according to the New York Post.

In the middle of the party, they were reported to have left to go to the bathroom to livestream and film the video, which led to the gun slipping and accidentally discharging against the two twice, hitting them both in the head.

The two of them were pronounced dead on the scene when their bodies were discovered, though it is unclear as to who found their bodies.

“No matter how good we raise our kids they still are going to venture off,” Harvey said.

Two kids from St. Louis were killed on Friday after a livestream between the two showed them accidentally discharging a gun during a family birthday party. This is a representational image. Arnav Singhal/Unsplash.

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