(KMOV.com) – A 6-year-old child is recovering in a hospital after being shot while playing on his front porch Sunday evening in north St. Louis.
Police said the shooting happened in the 4500 block of Cote Brilliante around 8:22 p.m.
According to reports, people in two vehicles got into a gun battle near the home. Police said the child was an innocent bystander and was not targeted.
The young boy received a gunshot wound to the arm. He was rushed to a St. Louis hospital for treatment. His condition is unknown, but doctors indicate he has been stabilized and should make a full recovery.
Police are investigating the shooting.