ST. LOUIS – A child died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the city’s Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood.

According to Sgt. Charles Wall, a spokesman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the incident occurred around 11:30 a.m. in the 3100 block of Brantner Place.

Police found the child, who suffered a head wound, and rushed him to a local hospital, where he later died.

The 10-year-old child has not been identified.

An adult man was taken into custody Thursday afternoon at the scene of the shooting.

Police say approximately 31 juveniles have been injured by gunfire so far this year in the city.