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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- A rolling gun battle between two cars left one man hospitalized and significant damage near the St. Louis Fire Department Headquarters Friday morning.

The two cars involved crashed through the fence of the headquarters located on Jefferson at Cass Avenue.

A white Chevrolet Camaro and a black Dodge Charger both ended up in the back parking lot of the fire department.

EMS crews treated a 26-year-old man who was driving the white Camaro. He was able to get out of the car after crashing through the fence. The man ran to the back door of headquarters for help. He had been shot once in the buttocks.

He is in critical but stable condition.

According to investigators, both men were shooting at one another as they drove north on Jefferson Avenue.

They eventually lost control of the cars and crashed through the fence around 2:10 a.m.

Authorities say the cars hit a fire department trailer as well as two parked vehicles that belonged to firefighters. One of the cars involved in the gun battle that crashed actually had a parking meter in it. The man who was shot asked EMS crews to hold his hand because he  thought that he was dying.

The man who was driving the dodge charger ran from the scene.

No arrests have been made.

 

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