Police say that the child and at least four adults, including the father, were outside a home on Page Avenue. A person used a military-style rifle to spray the group from a dark-colored vehicle. The child was the only one hit. There are multiple evidence markers at the scene, the type used to identify bullet casings.
An officer nearby was able to get to the scene quickly. The child was rushed to the hospital. St. Louis Police Chief Hayden visited the child before coming to the scene on Page Avenue to provide the media with an update. Several other children have also been shot this summer.
First responders have blocked Page Avenue as they work on clearing the scene. Homicide detectives have been called to investigate the shooting.
Police hope that anyone with information will contact them. Call St. Louis regional Crimestoppers if you have any information at 1-866-371-8477. Or visit: STLRCS.org. Tips sent through this hotline are eligible for a reward. You can remain anonymous.