ST. LOUIS — A 13-year-old boy was shot while in his backyard early Wednesday afternoon in Old North St. Louis.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department responded to the shooting at around 1 p.m. after the boy's mother took him to an area hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg.
The boy told police he was in his backyard on the 1900 block of Hebert Street when the suspect drove by in a blue pickup truck and fired shots at him.
Police did not give his condition but said that his vitals were stable. The suspect is believed to be a male between the ages of 17 and 20.
An investigation is underway.
Two other teens were shot in separate incidents in the City of St. Louis Wednesday. A 16-year-old boy was shot in the arm during a drive-by shooting on the 4500 block of Maffitt Avenue shortly after 3 p.m., and a 14-year-old boy was grazed in the neck when a suspect fired shots into a car full of children at 8 p.m. on the 3500 block of N. Taylor.
CUT SHORT IN ST. LOUIS
"CUT SHORT: Unsolved Killings of St. Louis Children" is an initiative of KSDK 5 On Your Side and its community outreach program, "Project 5," to raise awareness of the unchecked violence against children in the City of St. Louis from the summer of 2019 to present.
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