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GoFundMe page created for elderly couple shot at Bellefontaine Neighbors store

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An elderly couple was shot at the Kings Beauty Supply Store in Bellefontaine Neighbors Tuesday (Credit: KMOV) An elderly couple was shot at the Kings Beauty Supply Store in Bellefontaine Neighbors Tuesday (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A community is working to raise money for two people who were shot at a Bellefontaine Neighbors store in north St. Louis County early in the week.

Authorities said they were called to Kings Beauty Supply Store, located in the 10000 block of Lewis and Clark, after the teenager and another juvenile attempted to steal several items earlier in the day on July 19. The store owner’s parents, who were at the store at the time, got the items back and kicked the two out of the store, telling them to stay away. The couple, who are both in their 70’s, did not report the incident to authorities, police said.

"The shop stewards that were there were kind enough to not press charges saying the crime was in their eyes petty giving that person a second chance essentially," says Police Chief Jeremy Ihler. 

The two later returned to the store and the couple called police to report a disturbance.

When police arrived, they found the two on an adjacent parking lot and took one of the girls into custody because she had a previous juvenile warrant. The second girl was given a formal warning for trespassing and released with the couple’s approval.

According to police, later in the day, around 4 p.m., the teenager who was released on a warning returned to the store and shot the couple. A witness reportedly saw her leaving the store with a gun and several stolen items.

The 13-year-old turned herself into police on July 20. She has not been formally charged.

Bellefontaine Neighbors Police posted a link on Facebook to a GoFundMe set up by a family friend of those victims. 

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