ST. LOUIS — A 16-year-old boy who sneaked out of his home to buy a firearm early Wednesday was shot in the neck during the transaction in south St. Louis.
The boy was in critical condition after being shot about 1:20 a.m. Wednesday in the 7800 block of Tennessee Place. His name was not released.
Police don't have a suspect but believe the gunman is the person the boy had arranged to meet. During the transaction, the boy was shot and the suspect took off, police said.
That block of Tennessee Place where Wednesday's shooting occurred is near Interstate 55 and the River Des Peres, in the city's Carondelet neighborhood.
The boy is at least the 55th child in the St. Louis region to be injured or killed by gunfire this year. Most have been in the city of St. Louis. Sixteen of the 55 children have died.
Children injured or killed by gunfire in the St. Louis area in 2021
Below is the St. Louis Post-Dispatch coverage of children who were injured or killed by gunfire across the St. Louis metropolitan area in 2021. Police define a child as anyone 17 years old or younger.
As of Aug. 27, at least 69 children have been injured in shootings in the region. Nineteen of them have died.
The boy realized he'd been shot at a Metro stop when he arrived at school, he told police.
The girl was shot during a fight inside a home in the 9000 block of Lawnview Drive.
The boy was struck inside his home in the Spanish Lake area of north St. Louis County
The teen told police he was walking west on Harney Avenue when he heard gunshots.
A woman shot a 13-year-old boy who, along with another male, was attempting to carjack her on Monday evening, the woman told police.
The teen told police he was walking to a bus stop at North Broadway and Riverview Drive when people inside a black Pontiac Grand Prix pulled u…
Police said the shooting seemed to be targeted at someone in the residence.
The girl was shot in the arm about 1:45 a.m. by someone firing from a car near Carmellia and Kossuth avenues, police said.
The 12-year-old who allegedly shot the older teen was arrested and referred to the juvenile court system.
Police said Marnay Haynes was found shot to death about 9:30 p.m. Monday in the 9900 block of Glen Owen Drive, south of Chambers Road.
Police were called about 1:15 a.m. Sunday to the apartment in the 1000 block of Spruce Street and found a 19-year-old man with a gunshot wound…
The shooting sparked a 10-hour manhunt involving multiple local police agencies. At 2:30 a.m. Friday, officers about a block from the crime sc…
Relatives identified her as Calyia Elizabeth Stringer, and said she was brain dead, and the family decided to donate her organs.
Around 8 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Lancashire Road, where they found the 8-year-old with a graze wound. The child was then …
Police were called to the shooting about 8 p.m. in the 4600 block of Oregon Avenue and found the child with a "superficial" gunshot wound to t…
A party ended up with the host and a guest suffering gunshot wounds after the 14-year-old host pulled out a gun early Sunday at downtown’s Bog…
Officers were told the 18-year-old instructed his little brother to bring him his gun and, as the 4-year-old carried the weapon, the child acc…
Both had lacerations to their face, so it was unclear the exact nature of their injuries, police said.
A Berkeley man is facing charges after a 3-year-old in his care ended up shot in the stomach.
Two of the victims are 17, and the other is 18.
A woman and her 9-year-old daughter were found shot dead inside an apartment in the 4200 block of Pleasant Street.
Two children, ages 4 and 9, were injured in a shooting in south St. Louis that also left a man hospitalized.
A 13-year-old girl was fatally shot Tuesday in the 10200 block of Lynncrest Court.
A 17-year-old was found critically wounded by a gunshot wound just a few blocks away from where a man was fatally shot in north St. Louis.
The boy and his 11-year-old friend were riding bikes about 7:15 p.m. in the 3100 block of Keokuk Street; a man got out and shot at the boys.
A 5-year-old boy was wounded after shooting himself in the finger in the city's Baden neighborhood.
A 15-year-old was shot in the Gravois Park neighborhood, then a 17-year-old was shot hours later in the Carr Square neighborhood.
The girl was walking in the 2000 block of East Warne Avenue in north St. Louis Saturday evening when she heard several gunshots and felt pain,…
Kyle Faulkner, 15, was shot and killed in a shooting in St. Louis' Carr Square neighborhood just north of Downtown.
A 16-year-old boy who sneaked out of his home to buy a firearm was shot in the neck in the 7800 block of Tennessee Place.
Police said 17-year-old Damon White was shot in the 11800 block of Larimore Road about 6:15 p.m.
A 15-year-old sitting in a parked car was injured when someone opened fire on the car.
The four kids bring to at least 50 the number of children injured or killed by gunfire this year across the St. Louis metro area.
Devonte Carter Jr. found the handgun in a dresser and shot himself in the head while handling the weapon, police said.
Police used a tourniquet to stop the teen's bleeding.
An 8-year-old was shot in the finger after accidentally firing a gun. A 14-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet hours later.
The 16-year-old was shot after swiping the restaurant's tip jar and assaulting a customer who tried to intervene, police say.
The shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. near Louisiana Avenue and Chippewa Street, on the border of the city's Dutchtown and Gravois Park neigh…
Three teenagers 17 or younger were among approximately 20 people who were shot over the weekend.
Police said the boy was stable at a hospital after a bullet grazed him. He was inside an apartment when a gunman knocked on the door and was l…
The 14-year-old girl was in her room when a bullet came through the window and hit her in the arm, police said. A 17-year-old in another apart…
The boy's mother left him in a car while she unloaded groceries to take to a family member.
The girl was shot in the thigh in the 3800 block of Eichelberger Street.
Mikal Hilton found a pistol his father left under a couch and accidentally shot himself, police said.
A brief description of the crime doesn't say if the shots came from a passing car. It also wasn't clear if the shooting occurred at the family…
The shooting happened just before 7 p.m. at Martin's Market, at 4324 Martin Luther King Drive. Both victims were found inside the market.
The 17-year-old boy was shot in the shoulder, hand and leg about 8:45 p.m. as he drove east on I-70 near Goodfellow Boulevard.
The incident happened at about 3:30 a.m. in the 3800 block of Euclid Avenue, just north of Natural Bridge Avenue.
A 34-year-old woman was killed in the incident; an 18-year-old was injured.
The 4-year-old girl was accidentally shot and injured while playing with two other children, according to a police report.
Damaurion Williams, of the 3200 block of North Taylor Avenue in St. Louis, was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The toddler was playing inside an inflatable bounce house with a man and a woman, both 23, when the shooting occurred. The toddler suffered a …
The rolling gun battle erupted just after 12 p.m. near the intersection of Forest Park Parkway and DeBaliviere Avenue, police said, and ended …
Both victims were conscious and breathing after being shot about 2:45 a.m. in the 5200 block of Gilmore Avenue.
The boy wasn't cooperating with investigators, officers said. He was shot outside an auto parts store.
Kathon Moore was shot about 5:20 p.m. in the 1100 block of Hodiamont Avenue. Police found him on the ground, and he was pronounced dead there.
Caion Greene, 9, was with family in their car in the 900 block of LaSalle Park Court, running an errand, when shots were fired at the car. Dar…
The 17-year-old boy told police he was walking on Natural Bridge Avenue when he heard a gunshot and then felt pain in his leg.
The shooter killed his wife, Roseann Williams McCulley, 34, her 13-year-old son, Kayden Johnson; and her daughter, Kaylee Brooks, 6. He took h…
Police said the girl is about 10 years old. She was walking with another person along Earl Drive when she was hit by gunfire. Avantay T. Willi…
The victim was identified by police Wednesday as Christa Medcalf, 17, of the 2000 block of Stillwater Drive in Hanley Hills. The car's driver …
A teenager fatally shot Teshawn Ford, 15, when they met to exchange guns in the parking lot of a convenience store, police said in court recor…
The incident took place at a home in the 12000 block of Garden Lane in Spanish Lake.
The children, Journee, 8, and Jakari, 1, were killed with their mother Kanisha Hemphill, 30, in a home in the 4100 block of South Grand Boulev…
Police are handling the deaths of Kanisha "Kani" Richardson and her daughter Ava as a murder-suicide. The two were found dead in a parked vehi…
Paris Lee Jr. was fatally shot in the torso before 4 p.m. in the 3900 block of Minnesota Avenue.
A 13-year-old was apparently accidentally shot in the finger while in an alley in the 5700 block of Floy Avenue.