Man shot in leg during carjacking Saturday afternoon

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by Julian Johnson / News 4 and Adam McDonald / KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 20 at 6:15 PM

Man shot in leg during carjacking Saturday afternoon

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(KMOV) – A victim was shot in the leg during a carjacking in the 2900 block of Cherokee Saturday afternoon.

According to police, the victim was sitting in his SUV when the suspect approached his car, pulled out a gun, and attempted to steal the vehicle.

Authorities say they are unsure why the suspect fired his gun, but they say he fired at least once, hitting the victim in the leg. The suspect then stole the vehicle.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and is listed as stable. Police located the stolen vehicle, but are still searching for the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

The investigation is ongoing.

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