ST. LOUIS — A 21-year-old man was shot Saturday afternoon during an armed carjacking in St. Louis.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said the carjacking happened shortly after 4 p.m. near the area of Enright and Clara in the West End neighborhood. The man was shot in the leg and his white 2021 Honda Accord was taken.
The man was conscious and breathing when officers arrived.
Police did not immediately have further information.
This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.
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