ST. LOUIS ( – A man was shot in the head just north of Forest Park Tuesday evening.

The shooting happened around 8:50 p.m. in the 5600 of Pershing, which is only a block north of Forest Park.

Police said the man was not conscious or breathing when police arrived. He was taken to the hospital in critical, unstable condition.

Authorities later said they believed the man was shot during a drug transaction. 

No other information has been released.

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