Child, 6, Shot in Head in North St. Louis

UPDATED Wednesday, 1:29 p.m.

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — Another night of gun violence in St. Louis, with children among those caught in the crossfire Tuesday.

A 6-year-old is in critical, unstable condition after being shot in the head while inside a parked car in the 2100 block of Adelaide in North St. Louis.

Police say he was taken to Children’s Hospital by his father, 29, who had been shot in the leg. The man is in stable condition.

There was an 8-year-old with them who was not injured by gunfire.

Police are looking for a 2006-2010 silver sedan.

Another shooter in the incident was on foot, described as a black male, mid-to-late 30s, 6′ tall and weighing 240 lbs. He was wearing a white shirt, gray sweatpants and had a do-rag on his head.

St. Louis police say homicide detectives have taken over the investigation.

Earlier, in the 5300 block of Wabada, a 21-year-old man was fatally shot.

Police say he was talking with his girlfriend when the woman’s ex-boyfriend pulled up, fatally shot his romantic rival, and then sped off.

Around 7:40 p.m. in the 5000 block of Auburt, a man in his early 20s was fatally gunned down and left lying in the street.

Anyone with information on any of these shootings is asked to call 911, or CrimeStoppers at (866) 371-TIPS.

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