ST. LOUIS — A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed Wednesday night in St. Louis' Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department responded at 10:19 p.m. to the 2800 block of Gamble Street. A boy was found shot and was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police identified him as 14-year-old Victrail Mora.
Police had no further information on the shooting.
This is the 97th child shot in the city this year and the 15th child shot fatally, according to 5 On Your Side data. That's already surpassed last year's total of 14 children fatally shot.
Victims range from 17 years old to as young as 1.
Also overnight, a man was shot and killed at Vandeventer Avenue and N. Market Street, near the Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood's border with the Greater Ville neighborhood.
There have been 165 homicides in the city so far this year.
This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.
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