Police: 14-year-old boy shot in leg after Pine Lawn robbery
PINE LAWN (AP) - A 14-year-old boy has been injured after an armed robbery in Pine Lawn.
According to St. Louis County police, a 14-year-old boy was shot in the leg Monday afternoon. He was transported to the hospital with injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
Police said the boy and two other teenagers, ages 16 and 18, were walking near an intersection when they were approached by four men. According to authorities, one of the men pulled out a gun and robbed the 18-year-old of his cell phone and cash.
Police said the teenagers called 911 and followed the suspects, who eventually ran out of sight. Authorities said the victims heard gunshots and the 14-year-old was struck in the leg.
An investigation of the shooting is ongoing.