ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – An investigation is underway after a child was shot Wednesday morning in north St. Louis County.
The shooting happened around 9:40 a.m. Wednesday in the 10700 block of Spring Garden Drive in the Glasgow Village area. A large bullet hole through the front window is one of many littering the wall of a residence.
Janie Leggette said someone shot at her daughter’s house. Her grandson, Jayceon Williams, was in his bedroom when he was struck in the elbow.
“We didn’t see anyone out here. We didn’t see no car, we didn’t see no people, we didn’t see where the shots came from, we didn’t see nothing,” she said. “All we knew was that her house was getting shot up for no reason.”
Leggette told FOX 2 that everyone was asleep when the shooting happened. She said there are at least 17 bullet holes inside the home.
A spokesperson with the St. Louis County Police Department said the child’s injuries were not life-threatening, and they’re being treated at a local hospital.
“He don’t need to go through this. He just lost his daddy, what, couple of years ago? Just lost his father. And then all this stuff going on for no reason,” Leggette said.
The 9-year-old victim is alert and doing okay, Leggette said.
“This was a shocker. We’re waiting on a couple of people to come home because they got cameras,” she said. “So, they’re going to let us see the cameras and see what’s going on.”
This is the third investigation into a shooting involving a child this week in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Earlier this week, a 7-year-old was shot and killed while allegedly playing with a loaded gun in Berkeley. In Belleville, Illinois, a 5-year-old girl was shot and killed inside a home as well.
Investigations are ongoing for all three shootings.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story stated the shooting was in St. Louis City. FOX 2 has revised the story with the correct information.