(KMOV) – Police are searching for a suspect who shot a 16-year-old boy walking with his friends in north St. Louis Tuesday night.
Police say the victim told officers he was walking in the 5500 block of Robin near Harney when the group was approached by the suspect.
Authorities say the suspect took out a gun and began firing at the group. The victim tried to run away but realized he had been shot in the back.
He was transported to the hospital in stable condition.
Police say it was unclear whether the victim was telling the truth about what happened.
The investigation is ongoing.