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Stray bullet injures 9-year-old boy in St. Louis suburb

November 14, 2021 GMT

SPANISH LAKE, Mo. (AP) — A 9-year-old boy was injured by a stray bullet while inside a home in the suburbs north of St. Louis.

St. Louis County police said officers went to the home near Spanish Lake, Missouri, shortly before 8:30 p.m. Friday and found the boy with a gunshot wound. His injuries were not considered life threatening, but he was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Investigators determined that gunshots were fired outside the home, and a bullet entered the house and struck the boy.