- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 27, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 4-year-old boy is in critical condition in a St. Louis hospital after shooting himself in the mouth.

The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon in north St. Louis. The child was also struck in the hand by the same bullet.

The child’s name has not been released, and police have not disclosed whose gun he had or how he got it.

The shooting was the second in four days involving a young child in St. Louis. A 2-year-old accidentally shot and killed his father on Saturday.

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2021 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide