ST. LOUIS — An investigation is underway after a teenager was shot late Tuesday night in south St. Louis.

At around 8:40 p.m., police were called to the 400 block of Bates Street for a shooting. When they arrived, they found a 14-year-old boy suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

A preliminary investigation revealed the 14-year-old got into an argument with two people when one of them took out a gun and shot the 14-year-old.

Police said a witness returned fire at the suspects while they fled the area in a car.

The 14-year-old was taken to the hospital and remains there in critical condition.

This is a developing story and will be updated as 5 On Your Side receives more information.

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