ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis Metropolitan Police are investigation the shooting of a 2-year-old boy. The child was sitting in the back seat of a gray sedan, when a bullet shot through the trunk area of the car Monday evening shortly after 7 pm. Police say the bullet traveled through the child’s arm. He was transported to an area hospital and is expected to be okay.
There were 3 adults and 2 children inside the vehicle, including the child’s father. The car stopped at Grand Blvd. and Interstate 70 where they were able to flag down a police officer. They told the officer a red Dodge Durango was following them while traveling south on Broadway. They believe the shot came from the Durango.
Police say they are not getting as much cooperation from the victims as they would like.
Family friend Jordan Jefferson suspected the shooting was someone trying to make a point.
“People out here in St. Louis try and prove a point and do stuff they know it’s not right,” said Jefferson. “St. Louis is not safe. It’s not safe. It’s wild out here.”