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8-year-old may have been accidentally shot himself in North City, police say

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Police vehicle in the 4900 block of San Francisco after a child was shot Tuesday (Credit: KMOV) Police vehicle in the 4900 block of San Francisco after a child was shot Tuesday (Credit: KMOV)
NORTH ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Police are investigating after an 8-year-old was shot in north St. Louis Tuesday night.

Emergency crews responded to the 4900 block of San Francisco around 9:30 p.m. 

Police said the victim was shot in the stomach, possibly on accident by his brother, who is a juvenile.

The victim was conscious and breathing at the scene. He was transported to the hospital where he is currently in stable condition. 

Police said an investigation revealed the shooting may have been an accidental, self-infliction. Another child, 6, and three other adults were inside the home during the shooting. 

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.The Child Abuse Unit is investigating the shooting. Police said they determine if warrants need to be applied for. 

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