5-year-old shot in the chest in Walnut Park East neighborhood - KMOV.com

5-year-old shot in the chest in Walnut Park East neighborhood

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Crews wait outside of Barnes-Jewish Hospital after an 8-year-old was shot in the chest on Saturday, May 20, 2017 (Credit: KMOV) Crews wait outside of Barnes-Jewish Hospital after an 8-year-old was shot in the chest on Saturday, May 20, 2017 (Credit: KMOV)
NORTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

Police are investigating after a 5-year-old was shot in North City Saturday night.

Officials said a 5-year-old arrived a local hospital around 8 p.m. with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The shooting occurred near Beacon and West Florissant in the Walnut Park East neighborhood, according to authorities.

Officials said the child was in the back seat of a vehicle when the shooting occurred. There was a total of three adults and three children in the car. The bullet reportedly went through the car into the back seat, hitting the child. 

It is unclear at this time if the group was being targeted.

No further information is available at this time.

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