GLASGOW VILLAGE, Mo. ( -- A toddler was killed in a shooting at a home in North St. Louis County Wednesday, police said.

Police say 2-year-old Zion Israel was rushed to a hospital in cardiac arrest after the shooting in the 200 block of Tay Road in Glasgow Village.

“It initially came out as an electrocution, possibly an electrocution of a child," said Officer Tracy Panus, a spokesperson for St. Louis County Police.

It's not clear why the call initially came out as an electrocution. 

Police said the shooting could be accidental but are still investigating. No one is in custody.

“There’s not threat to the safety of the community at this point. This was an isolated incident that unfortunately occurred within the walls of this house," said Panus. 

Police aren't saying who was inside the home at the time of the shooting. 

Neighbors say they didn't hear a gunshot Wednesday afternoon and were shocked to hear what happened. 

"Senseless. Senseless. Two-year-olds shouldn’t have to go through nothing like that. As a matter fact all the kids shouldn’t have to go through nothing like this again," said Kalvin Davis, who lives across the street. 

Prior to this shooting, 18 children have died in the St. Louis area due to gun violence in 2019.

Child shot

The Riverview Fire Department said a toddler is in cardiac arrest after being shot in Glasgow Village Wednesday afternoon.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.