Man shot while trying to sell item in north St. Louis - KMOV.com

Man shot while trying to sell item in north St. Louis

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(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.

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