2-year-old girl shot in leg in south St. Louis


ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 2-year-old girl was hospitalized after being shot in one of her legs, police in St. Louis said.
The shooting happened around 5:30 p.m. in south St. Louis in the city’s Bevo neighborhood, police said. The girl was taken to a hospital in a private vehicle.
Police had not released the girl’s name or provided other details of the shooting by early Friday morning. No arrests were immediately reported.
The girl’s shooting marked the 28th this year involving a child, including more than a dozen children who have been killed, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
The shootings mark a continuing trend from last year of gun violence involving children in St. Louis. Well over 100 children were victims of gun violence in St. Louis in 2020, including several fatal shootings.


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