(Editor’s note: This story has been updated with the victim’s correct age. St. Louis police claim the man’s age was listed incorrectly in reports. We regret this error.)
ST. LOUIS – According to Evita Caldwell, a spokeswoman for St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, police were notified of the shooting around 2:15 p.m.
Officers went to the 7100 block of Vermont Avenue, located in the Carondelet neighborhood, and located the young man inside a residence, Caldwell said.
The circumstances of the accidental shooting have not been disclosed.
Police have not released any additional information.