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St. Louis Cardinals’ President Bill DeWitt III’s wife, Ira, announced she will personally pay for the funeral expenses of a 9-year-old girl who was killed while doing her homework this week in Ferguson.

KMOV reports:

Jamyla Bolden was in bed when she was shot by an unknown assailant in the 9200 block of Ellison around 9:30 p.m.

The girl’s mother sustained a gunshot wound to the leg during the incident. She was treated and released from a local hospital following the shooting.

News 4’s Kelly Davis was at the home of Jamyla’s father when he received the call notifying him about DeWitt’s generosity. After receiving the call, James Bolden said he was overwhelmed and grateful for the community’s support both financially and emotionally.

Authorities held a press conference Thursday morning and announced they have received several tips regarding the shooting.

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(Photo/Video Source: KMOV)