(KMOV) – Police in Webster Groves are investigating a shooting that left one person in critical condition Monday afternoon.
Authorities say a shooting happened at 2 p.m. on a parking lot of a family housing unit near the intersection of N. Elm and Waymire Avenues.
A male victim was located on the ground suffering from several gunshot wounds.
He was transported to a local hospital and is listed in critical condition.
Police say one male subject was taken into custody at the scene.
Witnesses at the scene say this was a case of self-defense. They saw a large group of people beating on the alleged suspect when he pulled out a weapon and fired.
Further details into this shooting were not immediately available.
Authorities ask anyone that has additional information about the incident is asked to contact the Webster Groves Police Criminal Investigation Unit.
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