(KMOV) – Authorities are searching for a suspect after a 17-year-old was shot on W. Florissant Thursday night.
According to the victim, he was walking west on W. Florissant when he was shot by another man after exchanging words with him at 4:15 p.m.
The victim told police he ran across W. Florissant to Union where he was met by a family member who drove him to the hospital.
The victim gave conflicting accounts of the incident, and an investigation revealed the shooting took place at W. Florissant and Claxton.
Authorities described the suspect as a black male, six-foot tall, wearing a white shirt, light blue ball cap and blue jeans. Police said another suspect was seen wearing red shorts.
The investigation is ongoing.