Teen robbed, shot in leg in South St. Louis; suspect at large - KMOV.com

Teen robbed, shot in leg in South St. Louis; suspect at large

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SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

Police are searching for a suspect in connection with an armed robbery in South St. Louis that left a teenage girl injured.

The incident happened just after 6 p.m. Sunday in the 3800 block of South Compton Ave. in the Gravois Park neighborhood.

Officers received a call for a shooting and found the 17-year-old girl suffering from a gunshot to her leg.

The victim told police she and the 23-year-old suspect were walking to her house when he took out a gun and demanded her purse. The victim dropped her purse and tried to run away, and then she heard a gunshot and felt pain in her leg.

The girl was conscious and breathing when officers arrived on scene. She was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

The suspect is still at large.

The investigation is ongoing.

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