ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – A 13-year-old Missouri boy shot both of his parents while trying to stop his father from choking his mother.

Officers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department were called to a home in the city's Academy neighborhood around 1:10 a.m. Wednesday. When officers arrived, they found a 50-year-old man shot in the lower body and a woman shot in the torso.

The 47-year-old mother told police her husband started choking her during an argument. After witnessing the situation, the teen boy fired several shots at his father and inadvertently shot his mother as well. 

The man was taken to the hospital and listed in critical, stable condition. The woman was hospitalized in stable condition.

The boy was taken into custody and remanded to the Juvenile Courts. A gun was recovered, police said.

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