ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say a 10-year-old boy on a front porch in St. Louis with his father and other adults has been killed in a drive-by shooting.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Eddie Hill IV was shot around 8:30 p.m. Friday as he was on the porch with four other adults. St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden says that's when a vehicle drove by and fired several shots from what was believed to be an assault rifle. Hayden said an officer patrolling the area heard the shots and called paramedics to the shooting scene.
Police say the boy was the only person hit.
Relatives told the newspaper Eddie had skipped a grade and would have been a sixth-grader next month.
Police found several bullet casings at the scene. No arrests had been reported by late Saturday afternoon.