HAZELWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Police in Hazelwood are looking for a person of interest after a five-year-old boy was shot in the leg last Wednesday night.
Julius G. Gleghorn, 18, of Wentzville, is wanted in connection to the shooting and is facing charges of first-degree assault and armed criminal action.
Gleghorn is considered armed and dangerous. He has friends in the Berkeley area, police say.
According to police, the shooting happened at Discount Cigarette & Tobacco on N Hanley Road just after 6 p.m. on June 3. Police said they recovered evidence from a shooting there but the victim was found at a Florissant 7-Eleven on Dunn Road.
Police discovered the boy was inside a car with two other children and two adults. Someone the adults knew walked up to the car and began shooting at them. The man driving the car took off with the three children in the car while the suspect continued to shoot at them. The adult woman ran away.
Police said the shooter took off in a silver car.
The boy was shot once in his right leg. He was taken to the hospital where he was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Anyone with information regarding this incident should call the Hazelwood Police Department. (314)838-5000 Press “1” for Police.