(ST. LOUIS) — An 11-year-old St. Louis boy fatally shot a teenager believed to be trying to enter his home on Thursday afternoon.
According to the St. Louis County Police Department, officers were called shortly before 2:30 p.m. Thursday and found the 16-year-old victim in the front foyer of the home. Police said that earlier in the day, two subjects had approached the home repeatedly, but did not gain entry into the home. At about 2:20 p.m., the two individuals approached the home again and made it through the front door.
The 11-year-old resident shot the 16-year-old in the head, killing him. The second suspect fled the scene before police arrived, but was later taken into custody.
A four-year-old girl was also home at the time of the shooting. Neither of the residents were injured. The mother of the children was not home at the time.
An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch, however, reports that at least two witnesses say that the 11-year-old was the aggressor in the incident. The newspaper also said that there were no signs of forced entry at the home.
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