A shooting occurred in the 4600 block of 20th St. around 9 p.m. Friday. Shortly after arriving, authorities confirmed that a 9-year-old was shot in the back. Officials later concluded that a verbal altercation took place between a 20-year-old male suspect and a 17-year-old female who is assumed to be the suspect girlfriend.

4600 Block of N.20th street

The male suspect was escorted from the home and began firing shots into the residence striking the 9-year old. The victim was transported to a local area hospital in stable condition. This shooting makes the 97th child shot in the city of St. Louis this year.

Police canvassing the area for evidence