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North side robbery leads to teen being shot on Kingshighway

3:56 AM, Aug 7, 2012   |    comments
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North St. Louis (KSDK) - St. Louis Police say a teenager is hospitalized in stable condition this morning after he was robbed, then shot in north St. Louis.

Authorities responded to the shooting just after midnight Tuesday morning in the 5300 block of North Kingshighway where they located the unidentified victim

Police say several shots were fired in the incident, two of which struck the teen.  He was transported to an area hospital with injuries to his lower body.

Investigators say the victim and another teen were walking in the area of Kingshighway and Thekla around 12:05 a.m. when a group of approximately ten people approached and announced a robbery.

One of the group of ten then pulled a gun and opened fire, striking the victim.  The group then fled the scene and remain at large according to police.

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