3-year-old shot in St. Louis City

Published: Nov. 19, 2022 at 4:45 PM CST
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - On Saturday around 4:30 p.m., a call to St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department came in about a 3-year-old boy that had been shot in the eye at the 3000 block of California Avenue in St. Louis.

Preliminary police reports show that the gunshot was self-inflicted.

The boy is listed as in critical and unstable condition and is in the hospital.

Police are calling the shooting accidental and are working to find out how the child got access to a gun.

Police told News 4 it is too early to determine criminal charges. They are still conducting interviews and processing the scene.

This story will be updated as we learn more.