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Rash of child killings angers, frustrates St. Louis leaders


ST. LOUIS (AP) — The gunfire that has long haunted St. Louis streets has taken an even more disturbing turn, with a rash of shootings involving children that has left the city's police chief angered and frustrated by the lack of cooperation of witnesses.

Four children died from gunfire over the past week and two others were injured. Those killed included girls ages 3 and 11, along with a 16-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl. The injured were girls ages 5 and 6. All six victims were black.

Police Chief John Hayden told The Associated Press Friday that it appears that some of the children...

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