ST. LOUIS — Police said a boy was shot in the back Tuesday night in north St. Louis.

The shooting happened around 9:00 p.m. near Clarence and Labadie avenues, in the Greater Ville neighborhood. The 12-year-old’s father came to the scene, but police said, “he left shortly thereafter and refused all cooperation.” The boy was taken to the hospital and listed in critical/unstable condition. Police said, “death was not imminent.”

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