14-year-old shot after leaving the scene of an accident

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ST. LOUIS – A 14-year-old girl was shot on Mother’s Day (Sunday) evening after being involved in a hit and run accident.

The teen was seen joyriding in her mother’s car around 9 p.m. in the Walnut Park East neighborhood of north St. Louis.

Witnesses said she was speeding near Thekla and Oriole avenues when the vehicle came under heavy fire. The car’s windows were shattered. The teen lost control and crashed into another car. When police arrived, they found the girl with a gunshot wound to her hand.

“She should not have been driving. I feel like the parents must do better and let them know the dangers of joyriding,” said Opah Reed, resident.

According to police, the teen was involved in a crash earlier and left the scene. Another car started following her and began shooting at her.

The 14-year-old is expected to make a full recovery after being shot. It’s unclear if the teen or her guardians will face any charges.

Police said they’re still searching for the person who shot her.

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