13-year-old girl sought in St. Louis-area shooting

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BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. (AP) – Police in a St. Louis suburb are searching for a 13-year-old girl suspected in a shooting that critically wounded a Korean couple in their 70s.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the shooting happened Tuesday at King’s Beauty Supply in Bellefontaine Neighbors. The victims are the parents of the store owner. They were working in the store and speak little English.

The girl and another juvenile had been kicked out of the store earlier in the day for stealing. Police say the shoplifting was not reported. The girls returned later and the couple called police. One girl was taken into custody, the other released with a warning.

The girl released on the warning is suspected of returning and shooting the couple. Police say she should be considered armed and dangerous.

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