Last night, three young teenage boys were shot in the Carr Square neighborhood and taken to a local hospital where they are all in serious condition.
Two of the shooting victims are fourteen years old, and the other is fifteen years old.
One of the victims told police he knew the suspect -- but only by his nickname.
They were not able to tell the police the suspect's real name or address, and the shooter remains at large.
The incident happened just a few hours before a twenty-year-old man was gunned down and found unconscious in north St. Louis.
Police say that the shooting took place around 8 p.m. on the 1900 block of Biddle Street. The suspect, officials say, is a black male with a short Afro, somewhere between the ages of eighteen and twenty.
The three victims told police they were walking down the street when they heard gunshots and realized they had been shot. One victim was hit in the knee, the second in his right shoulder and the third in his right ankle.
The investigation is ongoing.
Here's the full SLMPD alert:
Incident: Assault 1st (Shooting) Date/Time: 05/20/13 @ 19:57 Location: 1900 block of Biddle Victim #1: 14-year old back male Victim #2: 14-year old black male Victim #3: 15-year old black male Suspect: black male, medium complexion, 18-20, 5'08-5'10", thin build, short afro All juvenile victims stated they were walking westbound in the 1900 block of Biddle when they heard several gunshots. All three victims were struck and conveyed to local hospitals. Victim #1 suffered a gunshot wound to the left knee and was listed in serious/stable condition. Victim #2 suffered a gunshot wound to the right shoulder and was listed in serious/stable condition. Victim #3 suffered a gunshot wound to the right ankle and was listed in serious/stable condition. Victim #1 advised officers that they were shot by a suspect that he knew by nickname, but did not know his pedigree or address. The investigation is ongoing.