St. Louis news: 2-year-old shot Friday night

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ST. LOUIS — An investigation is underway after a 2-year-old boy arrived at an area hospital with a gunshot wound Friday night.

According to a police report from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, officers responded to an area hospital for a 2-year-old boy that suffered a gunshot wound to his left foot. 

The mother of the boy told police that while at a house party in the 4200 block of Athlone Avenue, her son picked up a gun that was resting in the cupholder of a chair and shot himself in the foot. 

The boy was conscious and breathing and his vitals were stable at the hospital, according to police.

Police said that the mother told them she did not know who owned the gun. No other witnesses were identified.

No other details have been released.


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“CUT SHORT: Unsolved Killings of St. Louis Children” is an initiative of KSDK 5 On Your Side and its community outreach program, “Project 5,” to raise awareness of the unchecked violence against children in the city of St. Louis from the summer of 2019 to present.

We’re dedicated to telling their stories, following the criminal investigations and shining a light on the reasons for gun violence in our city. We won’t let up.

Please join us in this important campaign seeking justice for our youth by sharing these stories about their young lives cut short, reaching out to elected officials and supporting the worthy organizations in St. Louis working to make our city’s neighborhoods safer places to raise families.



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