North St. Louis Co. shooting: Teen shot in arm while sleeping

The teenager was rushed to hospital with a non-life threatening injury, police said

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO. – An investigation is ongoing after a teenager was shot dead early Friday morning in northern St. Louis County.

At around 5:09 a.m., St. Louis County police officers responded to the 1200 block of Baron Avenue for a shotspotter activation. Shortly thereafter, I got a call for a shooting in the area.

When the officers arrived, they found a 13-year-old boy with a gunshot wound on his arm. He was taken to a district hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

Police said the boy was sleeping on a couch in a vestibule of a house when someone outside shot at the house and hit the boy.

No further information about the shooting was released.

Anyone with information should contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371TIPS (8477).

“CUT SHORT: Unsolved Murders 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 uncontrolled violence against children in the city of St. Louis from Summer 2019 until today.

We strive to tell their stories, follow up the criminal investigation and shed light on the causes of gun violence in our city. We won’t let up.

Please join this important campaign that seeks justice for our youth by sharing these stories about their short young lives, reaching out to elected officials, and supporting the worthy organizations in St. Louis that are working to make neighborhoods safer, to raise families.

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