Police to conduct murder investigation after assault victim dies

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ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The St. Louis police department will now conduct a murder investigation following the death of a shooting victim. Police say 40-year-old Keith Welch passed away Sunday from his injuries on Friday, September 5th.

The shooting took place in the 2600 block of Gravios around 10 pm; Welch was found by police lying in parking lot unresponsive.

Police say an investigation revealed that Welch had been talking to several male subjects when a gunshot was heard.

An investigation is ongoing.