CASTLE POINT, Mo. ( -- St. Louis County police said a toddler was shot after a gunman opened fire from outside a home in north St. Louis County.

Mason "May May" Rodgers giggling in hospital bed

The toddler is seen laughing and smiling in this video taken of Mason Tuesday morning in the hospital.

The shooting happened in the 10100 block of Duke Drive around 8:30 p.m., police said.

Mason "May May" Rodgers, 16-month-old, was in a bedroom at the time of shooting. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and is expected to survive, according to St. Louis County police.

The child's aunt, Donna Critten, said Mason was hit in the shoulder. She said Mason is doing better.

"He was smiling and laughing. He is doing good," Critten said. "That made my day. I was worried all night. I stayed up until six in the morning to see what was going on. But, he’s actually doing wonderful.” 

Police said the shooter fired approximately two gunshots into the home from the outside and then fled the scene. Police don't know if it was on foot or in a car. 

"I just went kind of crazy," Critten said. "Why did you do that? Because it was the baby. It was my baby.” 

Authorities told News 4 they were called to the area after a Shotspotter was activated.

"I think something needs to be done about these kids with guns," Critten said.

If you have any information on this shooting, please call the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210. To remain anonymous or potentially receive a reward, please contact CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.

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