Shootings in St. Louis kill man, injure 12, including 12-year-old girl

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Gunfire across St. Louis has left one man dead and injured a dozen other people, including a 12-year-old girl who was shot in the side of the head.

The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that police say nine shootings occurred during a six-hour stretch starting at about 9:20 p.m. Thursday. Police have not said whether they have arrested any suspects or whether any of the shootings are related.

The man who died was shot in the head at about 10 p.m. in an incident in which a second man also was shot. The victims’ names have not been released.

The 12-year-old girl also was injured in a double shooting, but her condition was not available early Friday.

The city’s police chief made a public appeal last week for more officers.

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