11-year-old shot in Belleville, 19-year-old in custody

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Published: Nov. 23, 2022 at 4:49 PM CST
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BELLEVILLE (KMOV) -- An 11-year-old boy was shot in Belleville Wednesday afternoon, police said.

The Belleville Police Department responded to the 9000 block of Lebanon Road just before 1 p.m. Officers found the boy shot, and he was taken to Belleville Memorial Hospital and later flown to a St. Louis hospital. He is in critical condition. Police did not specify where he was shot.

A 19-year-old man was taken into custody after the incident. Belleville Police said it is initially believed that the shooting was accidental. The 19-year-old is related to the boy.

No other information was immediately released.