Store owner, carjacker exchange gunfire in South City - KMOV.com

Store owner, carjacker exchange gunfire in South City

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Crime scene investigators review the scene of the shooting at 5 Market Kitchen and Grocery on South Broadway. (Credit: KMOV) Crime scene investigators review the scene of the shooting at 5 Market Kitchen and Grocery on South Broadway. (Credit: KMOV)
SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

A local store owner was taken to the hospital Thursday morning after he exchanged gunfire with a carjacker in South St. Louis City.

Just before 5 a.m., the owner of 5 Market Kitchen and Grocery on Broadway went outside his store to see why his car alarm was going off.

He then caught a carjacker in action.

Police said the suspect had a gun and started firing at the owner, but the owner also had a gun and started firing back.

The owner was shot in the leg and taken to a local hospital in stable condition.

Police are still searching for the suspect, who got away.

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