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Girl, 9, ninth juvenile victim of gun violence in St. Louis in 2015

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Marcus Johnson Jr.'s funeral pamphlet. (AP Images) Marcus Johnson Jr.'s funeral pamphlet. (AP Images)
Authorities speak with witnesses after a one-year-old child was shot on March 17 Authorities speak with witnesses after a one-year-old child was shot on March 17
Scene of Monday night's shooting that left two dead and injured a 9-year-old girl Scene of Monday night's shooting that left two dead and injured a 9-year-old girl
An 8-year-old boy was found with a gunshot wound to his leg at the St. Louis Language Immersion School, located at 4011 Papin Street. The school is about a mile from the Lafayette Avenue shooting scene. An 8-year-old boy was found with a gunshot wound to his leg at the St. Louis Language Immersion School, located at 4011 Papin Street. The school is about a mile from the Lafayette Avenue shooting scene.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- For the ninth time in 2015, a juvenile became the victim of gun violence in the St. Louis area Monday night.

The 9-year-old girl was in the backseat of a car with two other children when 23-year-old William Crume and 26-year-old Angelica Wysinger were fatally shot. The girl was shot in the hand.

The youngest victim, a one-year-old boy, was shot in the 8700 block of North Broadway, near Hickey Park on March 17.  One round of bullets went through both child's thighs. The child was listed in stable condition at a St. Louis hospital.

On March 11, 6-year-old Marcus Johnson, Jr. was fatally shot while he was riding in a vehicle on West Florissant. Johnson was recovering from heart surgery. The occupants of a car fired on the family's minivan as it left the park. The boy's 15-year-old brother and a 69-year-old family friend were also wounded.

On March 8, two 16-year-old boys were wounded in a shooting on the city's north side. One of their fathers spoke with News 4, calling for a stop to the violence. A day earlier, a toddler was shot in the Baden Neighborhood. He was grazed in the leg.

In late February, a 3-year-old boy was accidentally shot at a home on Paddock Drive in Florissant. Also in February, a 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg in the Benton Park West neighborhood.

On January 27, an 8-year-old boy was shot during a home invasion in Lafayette Square. Police said an adult man was getting ready to leave a home in the 3900 block of Lafayette Avenue around 8:45 Tuesday morning when he opened the garage and found a man with a gun. There was a struggle between the suspect and man, which ended when a woman inside the house got a handgun and began shooting at the suspect. The suspect and woman then exchanged gunfire.  An 8-year-old boy suffered a gunshot graze wound to his leg and was taken to a hospital after arriving at the St. Louis Language Immersion School, located at 4011 Papin Street.


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