Thursday, March 08, 2018

Uptown: Truman College Student Shot, Rival Gang Member Questioned

The 4500 block of North Magnolia, near where today's victim was shot. | Google
A 21-year-old man is in critical condition after being shot near Truman College in Uptown this afternoon. A police source said the victim is a student at the school.

Witnesses said the victim and another man were seen arguing on the sidewalk moments before shots rang out in the 4500 block of North Magnolia at 12:10 p.m., police said. The victim was struck in the chest and buttocks, according to a police statement.

Taken into custody for questioning was a man who was found hiding under a porch near the shooting scene. He is believed to be 17-years-old, according to a police source.

Several shell casings, spent bullets and a pair of brass knuckles were marked with crime scene numbers on Magnolia as police continued their investigation around 2 p.m.

A police source said the victim and the person in custody belong to rival predominantly-Hispanic gangs from a different part of the city.

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