A 14-year-old boy is listed in critical condition today after being shot in an alleyway in the 4200 block of Shreve Avenue last night around 9:30 p.m. View 14-Year-Old Shot In North City Alley in a larger map
A neighbor tells the Post-Dispatch
that he saw a group of teenage boys playing in the alley with a sawed-off shotgun minutes before hearing a blast. The boys then fled, leaving the neighbor to wait with the victim -- first name, Andy -- while police and paramedics arrived. The boy was shot in his midsection.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.