ST. LOUIS COUNTY – Police responded to a child being shot on Saturday, September 9, at 6 p.m.

The child, a two-year-old, was taken to an area hospital with an apparent gunshot wound to the hand.

A preliminary investigation suggests that the incident occurred in north St. Louis County. The victim’s mother reported hearing gunfire as they were walking up the steps to a residence. She noticed her daughter’s hand was injured and immediately drove her to an area hospital for treatment. The investigation is ongoing.