5-year-old shot, wounded while riding in car in St. Louis

11 months 1 week 6 days ago Friday, June 14 2019 Jun 14, 2019 Friday, June 14, 2019 10:06:52 AM CDT June 14, 2019 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a 5-year-old has been shot and wounded while riding in a car in St. Louis, capping off a week in which four youths died in unrelated shootings in the city.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police say the child was shot around 10 p.m. Thursday in the city's midtown area and rushed to a hospital in critical condition. A preliminary investigation indicates that the vehicle in which the child was riding wasn't the target of the shooting. No other details were available.

Since Saturday, a 3-year-old, 11-year-old and two 16-year-olds have been killed.

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