Man shot while checking for flat tire on Poplar Street Bridge - KMOV.com

Man shot while checking for flat tire on Poplar Street Bridge

(KMOV) -- Authorities report that a man was shot in the leg after he and his mother stopped to check if they had a flat tire along Interstate 64 Monday morning.

The shooting happened around 1:15 a.m. on the Poplar Street Bridge.  The mother claims she and her son were heading west on I-64 when they suspected they may have a flat tire.  The son exited the vehicle to check the tires.  That is when, the mother said, someone drove by and shot her son in the leg.  The mother was not injured.

The victim managed to get back into the car and drive to Interstate 44 at Gravois Road.  Once there, they called authorities.  An ambulance arrived and took the victim to a nearby hospital for treatment.  His condition is unknown.

Police have not named any suspects in the shooting, but continue to investigate.

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