Two Shootings Overnight In South St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis Metropolitan Police rushed to the scene of shooting in the city`s south side.  Another scene came to them from North St. Louis.

Officers said they got two 911 calls, about 20 seconds apart, just before 11:45 Wednesday night.  Police found a man lying on the street between two cars on South Grand Boulevard near Gasconade Street.  Paramedics rushed the victim, reportedly an unidentified African-American man in his mid 20s, to a local hospital.  Police said he had two bullet wounds to the torso.  He arrived in critical and unstable condition.  Although the man was still alive, homicide detectives were called to the scene.

Then just after 1 a.m. Thursday, police dispatch got a 911 call from a man who said he was rushing his friend to the hospital in his own truck.  He said the friend had been shot.

Police were already there, investigating the shooting on South Grand.  So, they were quickly able to find that someone shot the 43-year-old victim outside a bar on Kossuth Avenue and Peck Street in North St. Louis.  According to police, witnesses said the victim was arguing with another man inside the bar.  The fight then spilled into the street where the suspect shot the victim in the leg and stomach.

Police found no suspects in custody for either case.  They do not even know the identity of the victim found in South City.  So, if you know anything about the shooting on South Grand near Gasconade before 11:45 Wednesday night or the shooting on Kossuth and Peck around 1 a.m. Thursday, you are being urged to call Crimestoppers (866) 371-TIPS (8477).  You can also leave a tip online at http://stlrcs.org.  You can remain anonymous if you need.

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