Baden Shooting: Teen Hit in the Chest in Broad Daylight, Clinging to Life, St. Louis Police Say

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One day after a sixteen-year-old accidentally shot himself in the leg in St. Louis, another teenager is suffering from gunshot wounds -- and officials aren't sure he's going to pull through.

St. Louis police report that cops located a sixteen-year-old boy who was lying on the front steps of a residence in the Baden neighborhood yesterday afternoon with wounds in his chest and back from a shooting.

As of this writing, the unnamed victim is in critical and unstable condition at a local hospital.

Police have few other details on this latest city shooting at this time.

via Google Maps

The shooting reportedly happened on the 1000 block of Wall Street at around 3:35 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

There is no known suspect.

Metro police recently sent out these tweets about the incident.

Here's the full SLMPD incident report.

Incident: Assault 1st (Shooting)
Location: 1000 block of Wall
Date/Time: 05/05/2013 @ 15:35
Victim: 16-year old black male
Suspect: Unknown
Officers responded to a call for a "shooting" and upon arrival, located the victim on the front steps of the above address with an apparent gunshot wound to the chest and back. The victim was conveyed to a local hospital and listed in critical/unstable condition. The investigation is ongoing.

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Jesse Irwin
Jesse Irwin

I wonder why we're not talking about changing the neighborhood conditions that encourage this violence. Guns are everywhere, but only a problem in some places. These places are all urban and poor. Taking all guns away tomorrow won't stop the violence, but ending the drug war might...

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