FERGUSON • Two teenage males, ages 17 and 19, were wounded in a shooting early Monday as they walked near the Canfield Apartments in Ferguson.
The two were being treated at a hospital for non-life threatening injuries, police say. Their names have not been released.
It happened after 2 a.m. Monday, a few hours after chaos broke out nearby on West Florissant near Ferguson avenues.
In the earlier incident, at about 11:15 p.m. Sunday, shots were fired in the 9200 block of West Florissant. Police say an officer shot and critically wounded a suspect who ran from them while firing at officers.
The incident near the Canfield Apartments happened shortly after police warned the crowd on Canfield to disperse and smoke bombs were apparently fired.
The two teens told police they were shot while walking on a sidewalk near the Michael Brown Jr. memorial along Canfield Drive at about 2:15 a.m. The memorial includes a plaque was installed in the sidewalk near where Brown was fatally shot by police Aug. 9, 2014. It takes the place of makeshift memorials of stuffed animals that were removed.
Police say the two teens described their attacker as a man wearing a red hooded sweatshirt. He was in the back seat of a passenger car when he started shooting at them, police say. Authorities didn't have a good description of the gunman.
The 17-year-old victim was hit in the chest and shoulder area. The 19-year-old vicctim was hit once in the chest, police say.
The St. Louis County Police Department said Ferguson police asked them to help investigate Monday's shooting. Police had no arrests in this case. They asked anyone with information to call police at 314-889-2341 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.