A 16-year-old girl was killed Tuesday night after being shot multiple times while babysitting her 3-year-old cousin.

Police and paramedics responded to a 911 call at 1406 Brooklyn Avenue in East Flatbush just before 6 p.m. last night. Upon searching a 6th floor apartment, officers found Shemel Mercurius semi-conscious with multiple gunshot wounds to her body. Mercurius, who is a resident of the building, was rushed to Kings County Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

NBC reports that Mercurius had been babysitting her 3-year-old cousin at the time of the shooting. Mercurius's aunt, the toddler's mother, also told the network that the teenager described her shooter to officers before she died at the scene. The 3-year-old was not injured in the shooting, according to ABC.

After the shooting, Mercurius's relatives told the Daily News that she had moved to Brooklyn four years ago from her native Guyana, where her parents still live. “I haven’t been able to reach her parents,” Mercurius's grandmother told the tabloid. “We brought her here for a better life. We hoped she could go to college.”

“She was a sweet, loving little kid,” nearby neighbor Bobby Blake told the News. “She’s not the type to be in any problems. She wasn’t raised in the street. She was a very decent person.”

An NYPD spokesperson confirmed that no arrests have been made in the shooting case and an investigation is ongoing. ABC reports that detectives are currently searching for Mercurius's boyfriend.