Two Shot in North St. Louis; Shooter Claims Self-Defense

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A man claiming he acted in self-defense critically injured two people in north St. Louis Thursday night.

Police say the 21-year-old was sitting on a porch in the 5600 block of Highland Avenue when he says someone shot at him and his friends from a nearby alley and he fired back.

Officers were called to Highland and then to the 5500 block of Palm Street where two people were wounded and trying to get a ride to a hospital.

Police say one of the wounded was 26-years-old and the other 16-years-old.

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