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.


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.


This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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