A St. Louis teenager was shot dead on his birthday, just 1 hour after he went on Facebook to celebrate adding a year.
The post was shared by 12 noon. Shortly after, the teen, who lived in a violent neighbourhood in St Louis, was shot and killed from a gunshot wound to his head. Police said he was shot by 1:00pm. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Social media users suspect it must be a gang-related shooting and pointed out that he was throwing up gang signs in most of his Facebook photos.
Homicide detectives are investigating.