BELLEVILLE, Ill. – An 11-year-old boy is in critical condition after a shooting Wednesday afternoon in Belleville.
Police arrested a 19-year-old family member in connection with the investigation, though charges have not yet been filed.
The shooting happened just before 1 p.m. Wednesday in the 9000 block of Lebanon Road. Investigators found 11-year-old suffering from gunshot wounds in the home. The victim is being treated for critical injuries at a St. Louis area hospital.
Investigators say the shooting might have been accidental. The Belleville Police Department is handling the case, but not seeking any other suspects at this time.
This is a developing story. FOX 2 will update as more information becomes available.