Three Young Teenage Boys Shot In Carr Square, In Serious Condition, St. Louis Police Say

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Last night, three young teenage boys were shot in the Carr Square neighborhood and taken to a local hospital where they are all in serious condition.

Two of the shooting victims are fourteen years old, and the other is fifteen years old.

One of the victims told police he knew the suspect -- but only by his nickname.

They were not able to tell the police the suspect's real name or address, and the shooter remains at large.

The incident happened just a few hours before a twenty-year-old man was gunned down and found unconscious in north St. Louis.

Police say that the shooting took place around 8 p.m. on the 1900 block of Biddle Street. The suspect, officials say, is a black male with a short Afro, somewhere between the ages of eighteen and twenty.

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The three victims told police they were walking down the street when they heard gunshots and realized they had been shot. One victim was hit in the knee, the second in his right shoulder and the third in his right ankle.

The investigation is ongoing.

Here's the full SLMPD alert:

Incident: Assault 1st (Shooting)
Date/Time: 05/20/13 @ 19:57
Location: 1900 block of Biddle
Victim #1: 14-year old back male
Victim #2: 14-year old black male
Victim #3: 15-year old black male
Suspect: black male, medium complexion, 18-20, 5'08-5'10", thin build, short afro
All juvenile victims stated they were walking westbound in the 1900 block of Biddle when they heard several gunshots. All three victims were struck and conveyed to local hospitals. Victim #1 suffered a gunshot wound to the left knee and was listed in serious/stable condition. Victim #2 suffered a gunshot wound to the right shoulder and was listed in serious/stable condition. Victim #3 suffered a gunshot wound to the right ankle and was listed in serious/stable condition. Victim #1 advised officers that they were shot by a suspect that he knew by nickname, but did not know his pedigree or address. The investigation is ongoing.

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Adam Usher
Adam Usher

It's too late for these kids, there young adults with broken homes and terrible parents/ friends. I was at the zoo last week and watched kids (5-10 years old) play fighting with each other and it looked quite violent.

Sam Africano
Sam Africano

How bout working on all the violence. Knockout gangs are more troublesome in my opinion.

Julie Jordan
Julie Jordan

How about taking a proactive stance RFT and post about community programs and successful outreach in high risk areas. How about we as parents spend time with our kids, take them fishing go to the park with them. Parents need to be involved in their kids lives. Teach our children to volunteer and give back to the community and be part of it. There are camps and free resources all over St Louis this is not a gun issue this is a parenting issue!

Adam Usher
Adam Usher

Give all kids guns so they can shoot back :/

Dave Muser
Dave Muser

These kids are living their lives like their parents have lived their lives. If you start positively influencing these kids early on with organizations like BB&BS a break in the cycle could occur. They need to see what the world CAN be like.

Adam Stahlman
Adam Stahlman

Blame the parents and lock the kids up...fuck the whole juvenile justice system... If kids are old enough to think about sex, they are old enough to handle the repercussions of other activities that they get themselves involved in...

Justin N Rachel Hager
Justin N Rachel Hager

Community has to get involved and start doing a neighborhood watch with armed citizens.

Timothy Casey
Timothy Casey

How about keep the guns out of the hands of delinquent minors & in the hands of legal and responsible owners. Also sentence this shooter to 30 years & start setting examples for other illegal gun users.

Mark David Simpkins
Mark David Simpkins

East St Louis and Alton have chosen to NOT respond to a call unless shots have been fired.

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