ST. LOUIS – Three teens were injured in a shooting in the Grand Center neighborhood early Friday morning.
The shooting happened shortly after 1:00 a.m. along Dr. Martin Luther King Drive near Page Boulevard in north St. Louis.
A 14-year-old girl was shot in the arm, while inside her residence with a 40-year-old woman. Police said “at least one projectile entered [the 14-year-old’s] bedroom window and struck her.” She was taken to the hospital and listed in stable condition. The 40-year-old woman was not injured.
During the investigation, officers found that a 16-year-old boy had arrived at the hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg that stemmed from the same shooting. He was listed in stable condition.
During the same incident, bullets entered the apartment of four other victims who live together, a 15-year-old boy, a 17-year-old girl, a 17-year-old boy, and a 19-year-old girl. The 17-year-old girl had a graze wound to her hand and refused medical treatment. No one else in the apartment was injured.
These teens bring the total of children injured or killed by gunfire in the area this year to 35.
Investigators think an unknown suspect fired shots in the 1200 block of Josephine Baker “after an argument between several parties in the neighborhood.”
St. Louis City leaders said the violence has to stop.
FOX 2’s Nissan Rogue Runner reporter Jason Maxwell was at the scene.
The investigation is ongoing.