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Four-year-old child shot in the head in St. Louis

Four-year-old child shot in the head in St. Louis

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Updated at 1:40 p.m. with more information from police. 

ST. LOUIS − A 4-year-old boy was shot in the head Saturday night, possibly by a stray bullet, St. Louis police said.

Officials said the child was reported shot at 10 p.m. in the 4200 block of Page Boulevard in the Vandeventer neighborhood. The child was taken to a hospital in critical and unstable condition.  

Police said anyone with information can call homicide detectives at 314-444-5371, or leave an anonymous tip with CrimeStoppers, 866-371-TIPS.

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Children in St. Louis City city have been killed at 10 times the national rate for decades, according to a Post-Dispatch analysis of FBI homicide data.

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