One man dead after overnight shooting in south St. Louis

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(KPLR)- Police say around 12:45 Wednesday morning, someone in a car stopped in front of a home on Michigan Avenue and Negal, knocked on the door, then got back in the car and circled the block and few times. A few moments later several shots were fired at the home from the car and then the homeowner rushed outside with an assault rifle and riddled the car with bullets.

The car crashed a few blocks away. First responders were quickly on the scene, but an 18-year-old male who was in the car was already dead.

It’s unclear if anyone else was in the car.

The homeowner was taken into custody and the weapon was recovered.

Several children were in the home.