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Boy, 7, wounded in Fairground Park neighborhood shooting

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A 7-year-old boy was shot near Pleasant Street and Bailey Avenue on Tuesday morning. (Credit: KMOV) A 7-year-old boy was shot near Pleasant Street and Bailey Avenue on Tuesday morning. (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – A 7-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after being shot in the cheek in the Fairground Park neighborhood Tuesday morning.

The boy was in the area of Pleasant Street and Bailey Avenue when he sustained the gunshot wound.

Following the shooting, the boy was taken to the hospital and listed in serious, but stable condition.

Authorities said they received calls for possible shots fired around 10:15 a.m. After the initial investigation, they received a call from a local hospital that the boy had sustained a gunshot wound and was at the hospital.

According to police, the child was hit by errant gunfire between two shooters who were on foot exchanging gunfire. The child was walking with another adult on the sidewalk near the location of the gun battle. 

The investigation is ongoing.

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