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Girl, 4, shot by her sister in Carr Square neighborhood

Girl, 4, shot by her sister in Carr Square neighborhood

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UPDATED with additional detail from police

ST. LOUIS — A 4-year-old girl was shot by her sister and critically injured Saturday night in the Carr Square neighborhood of St. Louis, police said.

The sister who fired the shot is 5 years old, police said.

The shooting occurred about 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of North 20th Street in St. Louis. The 4-year-old girl was shot while playing in a room with her two older sisters, police said.

Officers provided first aid, and the child was brought to an area hospital and listed in critical but stable condition.

Police recovered the gun. Child abuse detectives are investigating the case, which is classified as endangering the welfare of a child because the gun was accessible to a child.

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.

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