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 Five 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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