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ST. LOUIS ( -- A 17-year-old was critically injured after getting shot in north St. Louis City Sunday night. 

Officers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said a 17-year-old was shot in the chest before 9:30 p.m. in the 3000 block of North Florissant Avenue.  Detectives learned the teen met up with a man to buy a gun when the deal went south. The 17-year-old tried to steal the gun and run off but the man chased after him. During the chase, police said he shot the teen. 

Emergency crews rushed the 17-year-old to the hospital. He is in critical condition. 

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