Girl hospitalized after being shot in the face

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- St. Louis City police say a young girl was taken to the hospital late Wednesday night after she was shot in the face.

Officers say it happened around 11:30 p.m. near Saint Louis Avenue and Goodfellow Boulevard in north St. Louis' Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood.

Police say the girl, between 8 and 10-years-old, had been shot in the jaw. She was conscious and breathing when her parents drove her to the hospital overnight.

Officers say the girl is in stable condition.

It's unclear what led up to the incident, but police did label the incident as first-degree assault.