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Teen shot during drive-by in St. Louis

The shooting happened around 3:50 p.m. along the edge of the Greater Ville neighborhood
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ST. LOUIS — An investigation is underway after a teenager was shot during a drive-by Wednesday afternoon.

According to a police report from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, a teenager was shot in his arm near the intersection of N. Taylor Avenue and Maffitt Avenue, which is along the edge of the Greater Ville neighborhood.

The shooting happened around 3:50 p.m.

The shots came from a blue sedan, according to the police report. The teenager was conscious and breathing when he was transported to a hospital.

No further information has been made available. This story will be updated as 5 On Your Side receives more information.

Around 1:30 p.m.., a 13-year-old arrived at an area hospital suffering from a gunshot wound. A spokesperson from the police department did not have any further information on the incident. 

So far in 2020, 60 children - ages 17 and under - have been shot in the City of St. Louis. Twelve of those shootings were fatal.


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