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Police: Drive-By Shooting Connected to Killing of 9-Year-Old

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Investigators say it appears a shooting on Switzer Ave. in north St. Louis Tuesday evening is linked to the killing of the 9-year-old who was shot while riding in an SUV on Goodfellow two weeks ago.

Tuesday evening, five people were sitting outside a home in the 1800 block of Switzer Ave. when someone in a dark-colored car with tinted windows drove by and opened fire. Two young men were hit, one in the neck and the other in the jaw.

Police say the attack is connected to the shooting of Tyrese Short.

Short was riding with his father and two others at 3:30 in the morning when someone in a dark-colored car pulled up and fired a shot that hit the boy in the back of the head. Short’s 42-year-old father, an 18-year-old woman and a 22-year-old man were also in the car. Short was the only person injured.

The shooter in the Short shooting is still at large.

St. Louis Police Captain Michael Sack told KMOX on July 11 that Short’s father wasn’t providing much information about what they were doing or where they were going when the shooting happened.

“Based on the criminal history of the father, there’s a history of narcotics violations, and the driver, who has a recent weapons violation, it’s possible that they were the intended target,” he said.

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