UPDATE: Teen shot in leg, police looking for suspect

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Huntsville Police are looking for a known suspect following a shooting near downtown.

Lieutenant Larry Childers tells WHNT News 19 a 14-year-old male was shot in the leg near the 100th block of Mason Court.

Police say the victim and his step-father were walking back from a shopping trip when a man in his late teens or early 20’s stepped out from around a corner and fired in their direction.

The victim told police they hid at a nearby apartment while the suspect ran away. Police say the boy’s injuries are non-life threatening and he was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police are actively seeking a suspect in connection with the incident, but could not release more information about his identity because he may be under the age of 18.

We are actively pursuing this story and will bring you updates as they develop.