Man shot in Penrose neighborhood during armed robbery

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A 48-year-old man was treated for a gunshot wound to his hand after he was the victim of an armed robbery in the Penrose neighborhood late Saturday evening.

The shooting took place at 10:15 p.m. in the 3900 block of N. Euclid Avenue, just off of Natural Bridge Road, according to a spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

The victim was walking down an alley when he was approached by a stranger. This person demanded the victim’s property. When the victim refused to hand anything over, the suspect pulled out a handgun and shot the victim.

The suspect stole the victim’s cell phone and an undisclosed amount of cash.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.