Boy Shot in North City Alley; Neighbor Saw Teens Playing with Sawed-Off Shotgun

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A 14-year-old boy is listed in critical condition today after being shot in an alleyway in the 4200 block of Shreve Avenue last night around 9:30 p.m.

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A neighbor tells the Post-Dispatch that he saw a group of teenage boys playing in the alley with a sawed-off shotgun minutes before hearing a blast. The boys then fled, leaving the neighbor to wait with the victim -- first name, Andy -- while police and paramedics arrived. The boy was shot in his midsection.

The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. 

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