ST. LOUIS ( – Four children were shot in the City of St. Louis in an eight-hour time span.

The first shooting happened just after 4 p.m. Thursday in the 4000 block of Ohio. According to police, an argument led to a 8-year-old boy being shot in the back and a 16-year-old suffering a graze wound. They were each taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition.

Just over three hours later, a 13-year-old boy was shot in the hip in the 3200 block of Itaska. Officers reported the victim was not cooperating but they believe he was shot by someone who was firing from inside a black truck. Two unoccupied cars parked in the area sustained ballistic damage.

Then, a 14-year-old was shot shortly after midnight in the 1700 block of North 22nd Street. Officers on the scene told News 4 the boy was sitting on his bed when a bullet came through the wall. He was taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition.

In the same timeframe, four adults were shot, three of them fatally, in the City of St. Louis. So far, there have been 95 homicides in the city in 2021, which is slightly down compared to this time last year.

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