9-year-old dies after being shot in head in St. Louis drive-by

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 10, 2013 at 7:38 AM

Updated Thursday, May 15 at 1:12 PM

(KMOV) – Police are looking for suspects after a 9-year-old boy was shot in the head while traveling in a vehicle in north St. Louis early Wednesday morning.

Authorities said the victim, Tyrese Short, was a passenger in a vehicle traveling south on Goodfellow near Lillian just before 3:30 a.m. when at least one shot was fired into the car.

Police said the boy was struck once in the head. Authorities said the driver of the vehicle then drove to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s north patrol building.

From there the boy was taken to Children’s Hospital in critical condition. He was pronouced dead Wednesday night by hospital officials. 

The father of the victim and two other men were in the car when the shooting occurred. They were not hurt.

Police did not release any information on suspects.

The cause of the shooting was unclear.

 The investigation is ongoing. 

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