1 dead after shooting near St. Louis County gas station

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) - A man is dead after a shooting in the daylight at a North County gas station, Thursday morning. The victim's cousin tells Fox 2/News11 he was 29-years-old and likely on his way to school at Vatterott College.

It happened at the Conoco station at Dunn and Old Halls Ferry around 8:45 a.m., a very busy time of the morning.

It was a very upsetting scene for the people who come and go from here, a nearby donut shop, and the QuikTrip across the street. They were also relieved no one else was hit.

There was gunfire from one vehicle into another in the gas station parking lot, both vehicles then drove off, police said. The victim was shot two or three times, including once in the face, yet somehow drove to nearby hospital, his cousin said. The victim died at the hospital, police said.

A witness, who did not want to be identified, said two men appeared to be “having words” as they came out of the gas station shop. They heard gunfire and took cover.

“By the time I could pull up to the gas station, I heard the first shot,” he said. “So, I stopped my car on the side of the street and I just ducked in the car. I saw one dude aiming at the vehicle and shooting. I saw him try to get away.”

“I slept in and I’m glad I did because I’m usually around here between 8 and 9 o’clock in the morning heading to school,” said customer Eric Shepperd. “I’m really not surprised that it happened because there’s always wild stuff going on, it’s crazy.”

Police confirmed the suspect’s vehicle may be a 1990 Chevy Silverado pickup, two-tone (Blue & grey) with rust on the roof and camper shell, MO license plate #3FT420.

St. Louis City police are seeking the same suspect vehicle for a murder and assault in the 1100 block of Canaan earlier Thursday.

They victim’s name in the Conoco shooting has not yet been released. If you have any information, call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477). There’s a $1,000 reward. You don’t have to leave your name to get the money.