ST. LOUIS — St. Louis police are searching for a man who shot and critically wounded a would-be car thief.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the shooting happened Wednesday night. The 38-year-old shooting victim was struck in the right arm and left leg and is in critical but stable condition.

Police say the man was trying to steal a vehicle when a man, believed to be the owner of the car, saw him inside the car and ordered him out at gunpoint.

The would-be thief tried to run but was shot. The shooter drove away in the car.

Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch,

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