JENNINGS, Mo. (KMOX) — More details and an arrest following the shooting of a teenager in Jennings who was walking home from school Monday afternoon at about 3:30.
The 14 year old victim remains in critical condition. St. Louis County police say she was in a group of 7 to 10 students walking home from school near the 2400 block of Hord Avenue when an SUV drove up and fired into the group hitting the girl. Police say someone in the group then fired back at the SUV. The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s office has charged that person, 17 year old Jared M. Britton of Jennings with one count of discharging a firearm at a motor vehicle. Britton is being held on a $50,000 dollar bond.
St. Louis County Police investigators have reportedly identified some suspects in the shooting of the girl and are said to be developing more leads.
Investigators believe one or more of the suspects in the SUV may have had a feud with one of the individuals walking in the group and that the female victim was not the intended target.
Anyone with additional information about this incident should call the St. Louis County Police Department at 889-2341 or Crimestoppers at 866-371-TIPS.
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