Teen shot, robbed while walking through field in Wellston

Teen shot, robbed while walking through field in Wellston

Teen shot, robbed while walking through field in Wellston

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by Sarah Heath / KMOV.com

KMOV.com

Posted on October 12, 2012 at 4:34 AM

Updated Thursday, Oct 24 at 5:52 AM

1416 Morton Ave Wellston, MO 63133

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WELLSTON, Mo. (KMOV)—Police are investigating after a teen was shot and robbed in Wellston late Thursday night.

Investigators say a 14-year-old was shot in the abdomen while walking home from an event in his school uniform around 11 p.m. He was approximately a quarter-mile from his house when he was ambushed in the 1400 block of Morton Avenue.

The victim was able to walk about a block before collapsing. Area residents heard the gunshots and later found the victim. They told police it was too dark to see any suspects.

Police say the victim was also robbed during this incident, but did not say what was taken.

Emergency crews responded to scene. They said the victim was conscious when they arrived. He was taken to an area hospital. His condition is unknown, but Wellston authorities said he is expected to survive.

Further details were not immediately available, but authorities say their investigation is ongoing.

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