Toddler dies in St. Louis County shooting

The child, whose identity has not yet been released, was rushed to St. Mary’s hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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A 21-month-old toddler who was fatally shot near St. Louis Tuesday found a handgun and shot himself, police said.

For the second time in less than a week, police in north St. Louis County are investigating the shooting death of a child. The address is in the city of Hanley Hills, near Page Avenue and Hanley Road.

The shooting happened less than a week after a 9-year-old girl in Ferguson, Jamyla Bolden, was gunned down while she did her homework on her mother’s bed.

Police in Missouri are trying to determine how a 21-month old boy was shot and killed near St. Louis Tuesday, authorities said.

Police say that an unknown vehicle and suspects fired from the auto at the victim.

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This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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