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.

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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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