Man shot during attempted robbery in south St. Louis - KMOV.com

Man shot during attempted robbery in south St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A man was shot in the left leg after someone approached him with a semiautomatic handgun and demanded money Wednesday evening.

Police said the shooting happened in the 3900 block of Compton Avenue around 9:23 p.m.

The victim, a 47 year-old male,  ran away from the suspect, but the suspect shot at the him several times, striking him in the left calf.

The suspect was described as a black male wearing a white t-shirt and tan shorts.

The victim is at a local hospital where he remains in serious but stable condition.

The investigation is ongoing.

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