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ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - An 18-year-old is the hospital after being shot during a robbery in the Walnut Park neighborhood.

The shooting took place around 12:15 a.m. near the intersection of Thrush and Lillian avenues.

According to police, an armed suspect got out of a vehicle, approached the victim and demanded he hand over all of his belongings. The gunman took the teenager's cell phone, jacket, and also ordered the victim to remove a gold grill from his mouth.

Authorities said the suspect shot the victim in both hands before fleeing.

The shooter remains on the loose. The investigation is ongoing.

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