Police investigate after mother shoots son in south St. Louis

Police investigate after mother shoots son in south St. Louis

Police are investigating after a mother shot her son in south St. Louis Sunday night.

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by Ashley Jones / KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 5:15 AM

Updated Monday, Jun 23 at 12:20 PM

(KMOV.com) -- Police responded to a shooting Sunday night at a home in south St. Louis.

The incident occurred in the 3300 block of California around 9:40 p.m.

When police arrived they discovered a 27-year-old male victim had sustained a gunshot wound to the hip.

The victim told police his mother shot him after he attempted to stop a fight between her and his grandmother.

The victim then fled the home and contacted police.

The victim's mother told police her son pushed her against a wall, choked her, and threatened to kill her.

She said she then fired a handgun at him in defense.

Authorities say they found a firearm at the scene.

The victim was taken to a hospital and is listed in stable condition.

All three involved were taken into custody.

The investigation is ongoing.

 

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