DELLWOOD, Mo. — It was a chaotic and confusing situation for police Tuesday morning following a shooting in North St. Louis County.

It unfolded on Green Valley Drive near Dellwood just after 1 a.m. Police found a man who had been shot in the foot; he was taken to the hospital.

Initially, police thought the shooter was in the house next door. It didn’t take long for officers to realize that person was not inside.