Police: 12-year-old shot in south St. Louis neighborhood


ST. LOUIS – A young girl is expected to survive after being shot Monday evening in south St. Louis.

The shooting occurred around 8:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of Oregon Avenue, located in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. Police said the girl was inside a home at the time.

The 12-year-old was conscious when officers arrived at the scene. She was rushed to a local hospital with a graze wound to her head.

Detectives could be observed surveying the area and collecting evidence. The shooting remains under investigation. There’s been no word on a possible motive.

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