(KMOV.com) – Police are investigating after a man was shot while trying to sell an electronic device in north St. Louis on Saturday afternoon.
According to authorities, the 24-year-old victim was trying to sell an electronic tablet to a known male shortly before he was shot trying to leave the scene in the 6300 block of Laura around 3:30 p.m.
The victim drove to a relative’s house to notify police after suffering a gunshot wound in the back. He was then transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The suspect was described as a black male between the ages of 18 and 22 and stands between 5'5" and 5'7". He is described as having a thin build and was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Authorities state the victim gave conflicting statements about the incident and consider the investigation ongoing.