Child wounded in north St. Louis County shooting

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Posted on February 20, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 21 at 9:00 AM

5500 Albia Terrace Jennings, MO 63136

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(KMOV) -- A 9-year-old boy was apparently shot in the back accidentally by a 10-year-old sibling Monday afternoon at a north St. Louis County home, on the 5500 block of Albia Terrace in Jennings. He is in stable condition.

A family member says the parents of the 10 and 9-year-old boys left the home to run an errand when the 10-year-old found a loaded weapon in the home and accidently shot the 9-year-old in the back. 

The 10-year-old then placed the 9-year-old into a bathtub to try to clean up the blood. 

The family member says the parents returned home and quickly called 911.  

Police got the call around 1:30 p.m. 

The injured boy was rushed to Children's Hospital and has been stablilized.  The young victim was reportedly conscious and breathing when emergency personnel arrived on the scene.

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