Man dies after being shot by child playing with gun

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ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis man was shot and killed Saturday afternoon and a small child was behind the gun. St. Louis Police were called to the 5400 block of Arlington Avenue in North St. Louis around 2:45pm. A child had been playing with a gun when it went off. The discharged bullet struck a man in his mid-20’s in the neck.

Police say the man died at the scene. His name has not been released.  Homicide detectives are handling the investigation.

Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice say they have seen too many cases of kids getting a hold of guns in the home with tragic results. They are trying to limit the problem with free gun locks. Their Lock It for Love program is a community outreach program that teaches gun safety with a focus on prevention of death or injury caused by guns kept in homes. They distribute free gun locks, particularly in areas where children are at greatest risk of gun violence

Click here to donate to the Lock it for Love program.

The group provides gun safety information and free gun locks at community events in the St. Louis area.  E-mail gunsolutions@womensvoicesraised.org and include your organization name, date, brief description of the event and your phone number.  They will get back to you.

Website: http://womensvoicesraised.org

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