Police investigating after man shot in Metro East - KMOV.com

Police investigating after man shot in Metro East

(KMOV)-- Police are investigating after a man was shot near unincorporated Belleville.

This happened around 6:30 PM Monday in the 100 block of Lawndale Drive.

Authorities said a 19 year old male was shot twice. He was transported to a local hospital and then transferred to a St. Louis area Hospital. Authorities said he may be released from the hospital today.

The shooting suspect was arrested a short time after the shooting. The suspect was seen walking on Carlyle Avenue crossing towards Carlyle East. The firearm used in the shooting was found in a trash can at the car wash in the 800 block of Carlyle Ave.

Authorities said the victim and suspect knew each other and were with each other prior to the shooting.

The suspect is currently in custody at the St. Clair County Jail.

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