St. Louis news: 13-year-old shot in finger by friend in alley

ST. LOUIS – A 13-year-old was shot dead by a friend in northern St. Louis this weekend.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said the suspect, a 15- or 16-year-old, was demonstrating a gun in an alley on the 5700 block of Floy at around 3 p.m. Saturday when the gun went off.

The victim was hit in the finger and ran home for help. He has been taken to the hospital for treatment but is expected to be fine.

The police did not say whether anyone was taken into custody in connection with the shooting.

The investigation is still ongoing. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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