Six-year-old Marcus Johnson was killed in a drive-by shooting in the 1000 block of McDuff Drive in north St. Louis County Wednesday night. A 69-year-old man and a 15-year-0ld boy were injured in the shooting.
The shooting occurred as Johnson and his family were leaving O’Fallon Park near Interstate 70. There were three adults and five kids in the minivan.
Johnson’s family said that “a black vehicle pulled alongside their minivan on West Florissant Avenue and someone inside opened fire,” Lt. John Green told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The child’s father, who was driving the minivan, returned fire.
The other children ranged in ages from 7 to 11. Marcus Johnson’s mother was also in the minivan, but was unharmed.