6-year-old boy killed, 9-year-old sister critically hurt in St. Louis shooting, police say

A 6-year-old was shot and killed while he was riding in a car with his family in St. Louis, authorities said.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the shooting occurred about 1:45 p.m. Saturday as a couple and three children traveled along Euclid Avenue in the vehicle, St. Louis police said. An armed man opened fire from the other side of the street at a nearby intersection, striking the boy and his 9-year-old sister, police said. The gunfire also shattered glass, injuring the children's mother, authorities said.

The man who was driving the car took the children to a nearby hospital, where the 6-year-old boy died and his 9-year-old sister was in critical condition, the Post-Dispatch reported.

Authorities have not announced any arrests in the case. No further information was immediately available.

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