Teen arrested after firing shot near Emerson YMCA

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KSDK) – Ferguson Police took a 16-year-old into custody after a shooting occurred in the 3300 block of Pershall Road near Interstate 270 Saturday night.

Police responded to an area where a large group of teenagers had gathered in the parking lot of the Emerson YMCA.

The crowd quickly dispersed at the sound of gunshots, according to Ferguson police, and officers found one teenager who had a handgun and shot it into the air then ran. Police later took him into custody and found a small caliber handgun.

Later that night, police found a 17-year-old was being treated at an area hospital for a gunshot wound to the ankle.

The teen taken into custody remains held in St. Louis County Family Court in Brentwood.


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