11-year-old shot while saving cousin from gunfire Saturday night - KMOV.com

11-year-old shot while saving cousin from gunfire Saturday night

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – An 11-year-old is recovering after being shot Saturday night.

Demarco Michael's grandmother was unloading groceries outside the family's west St. Louis apartment in the 5800 block of Page when she heard the gunshots around 10:20 p.m. She told Demarco and his cousin, who was frozen in fear, to take cover.

“He was standing right there and I pushed him and I fell on top of him,” Demarco told News 4. “When I got up, I felt it right there. It makes me feel good because I saved my cousin. The second part I don't feel good because I got hit with a gun.”

The bullet grazed Demarco near the Kidney. He was treated at a hospital and released.

There are no details on any suspects.

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