ST. LOUIS ( – A 5-year-old was injured Wednesday night in a north St. Louis shooting.

The incident happened on Ferry Street near North Florissant around 9:15 p.m.

According to police, the boy was riding in a car with his mother when the shooting occurred. The duo was not believed to be the intended target.

The 5-year-old suffered a minor leg leg injury, police said.

A 30-year-old woman was critically injured in the shooting.

In addition to the two people injured, police said a vehicle in the 4200 block of N. 21st Street sustained gunshot damage.

Information regarding any possible suspects has not been released. 

Editor's Note: Police originally identified the child as being 4 years old. 

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