CARROLLTON, Mo.- Carrollton law enforcement and emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene of an explosion at a residence on E 5th Street that injured a juvenile Tuesday afternoon.

According to Capt. Looney of the Carrollton Police Department, emergency crews responded to the 200 block of E 5th Street just before 1:00 p.m. Upon arrival, it was discovered that an 11-year-old juvenile was in critical condition with severe injuries.

The unidentified juvenile was transported to Carroll County Memorial Hospital before being airlifted to Children’s Mercy Hospital for further treatment.

The child is currently listed in stable condition but injuries are still being described as serious. The cause of the explosion is unknown and law enforcement continue to investigate the incident