ST. LOUIS- At least two people were killed and 11 others wounded in Independence Day gun violence across St. Lous city, including one child.
A 12-year-old girl was shot in the head in the Walnut Park West neighborhood on the Fourth of July. The shooting happened around 11:45 p.m. Thursday in the 5700 block of Era Avenue near northwest Florissant Avenue.
She was conscious and breathing at the scene. A second person was shot in the leg.
The man who died was shot in the head at about 10:00 p.m. in an incident in which a second man also was shot. The victims’ names have not been released
Out of the 13 people shot 12 of those people were shot in a three-hour window between 9:00 p.m. and midnight.
The most recent shooting happened around 3:30 a.m. Friday when a 17- year- old showed up to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the foot