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6:59 PM, Jun 26, 2012   |    comments
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By Alex Fees

University City, MO (KSDK) - University City police are investigating the shooting of a teenager that took place Tuesday afternoon.

Police Captain Michael Ransom said it happened about 12:30 Tuesday afternoon, on Ahern, just west of Hanley.

The teen was shot in the head. Police say he is not a University City resident.

About two blocks south of the shooting, police took a man in a wheelchair into custody.  He is described as an adult.

Authorities say the incident happened during a drug deal, and that both the victim and the suspect were armed.

Captain Ransom said, "The victim was found with a weapon on his person and we found an additional weapon we believe one of the other people discarded as they were trying to leave.  It appears this was some type of drug transaction and there was some disagreement and a shooting erupted."

The victim is listed in critical condition at an area hospital.


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