6-year-old shot and 1 killed in North St. Louis shootings

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ST. LOUIS – St. Louis city homicide detectives are working 2 separate shootings in north St. Louis.

Police say an African-American male in his 20’s was shot in north St. Louis around 5 pm Tuesday in the 5300 block of Wabada.  According to authorities he was talking to his girlfriend when the woman’s former boyfriend walked up and shot him.  He was transported to the hospital where he later died from his wounds.

In a separate shooting around 6:15 pm in the 2100 block of Adelaide, police say a man had just pulled up to his house, when a man walked up to the vehicle and a car drove up alongside victims car and started firing into the car.  The victims 6-year-old son was shot in the head.  The father transported his son to the hospital, while suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg.  The child is listed in critical condition.

Police say the father is listed in stable condition.

An 8-year-old male was also in the vehicle, but was not struck by any gunfire.

An investigation is ongoing in both shootings.

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