Man shot on birthday in north St. Louis County -

Man shot on birthday in north St. Louis County

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By KMOV Web Producer By KMOV Web Producer
BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Missouri ( -- Police said a 47-year-old man was shot in the leg during an attempted robbery in north St. Louis County early Monday morning.
According to authorities, the shooting happened just after midnight in the 800 block of Rivertrail Court in the Bellefontaine Neighbors area.
The victim told police he and a friend were walking when someone approached them and asked for a lighter. The suspect then tried to rob them.
The friend of the victim ran from the scene. Police said that's when the suspect shot at the victim, striking him once in the leg.
An ambulance responded to the scene and took the victim to an area hospital.  The victim said it was also his birthday.
The gunman ran from the scene.  Police said the suspect, described as a black male in his 20's, was wearing all dark clothing.

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