Child shot in north St. Louis – Police

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A young child was shot Tuesday night in north St. Louis City.

The shooting took place at a residence the 4900 block of San Francisco Avenue, that's in the Penrose neighborhood.

The child, believed to be eight-years-old, was said to be conscious and breathing when he was taken to the hospital. The extent of the child's injuries has not been disclosed.

Police told Fox 2 News they believe the wound may have been self-inflicted.