ST. LOUIS — Police said a child was shot in the foot and injured on Mother's Day afternoon in St. Louis.
According to an incident report from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the incident happened at around 12:30 near the intersection of St. Louis Avenue and North Kingshighway Boulevard.
Police said the child was shot in the foot by two people who ran away before police arrived. Police did not say how old the child was or how badly the child was hurt.
Police did not provide any other information about the shooting.
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.
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Better Family Life is a nonprofit community development organization working to “stabilize inner-city neighborhoods.” One aspect of its mission is a gun violence de-escalation program.
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Life Outside of Violence “helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence.”
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To learn more, visit https://www.ulstl.com/anti-crime-initiative.html
Cure Violence is an international organization that has recently launched in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to deescalate violent situations within their own communities. To learn more, visit https://cvg.org/