KIRKWOOD, Mo. – A 21-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot in Kirkwood early Wednesday morning.

According to police, the man called 911 just after 1 a.m. saying he was shot. When police arrived, they found the victim laying by a vehicle in the street near the intersection of Big Bend and Geyer suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Scene photos: Man shot in Kirkwood

The man was transported to an area hospital in critical, but stable, condition.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.