ST. LOUIS – A south St. Louis store owner was taken to a hospital Thursday morning after a carjacking suspect shot him in the leg.

The incident started around 5 a.m. at the 5 Star Kitchen on the 3900 block of South Broadway. The store owner heard his car alarm and went to see what was going on.

He saw a suspect in his vehicle, who immediately fired several shots at him. The store owner returned fire but wasn't sure if he struck the suspect. The victim was struck in the leg and transported to a hospital where his condition is unknown.

The suspect fled the scene in a gray Dodge Ram pickup truck.