ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - An innocent bystander was shot when a gunman started firing in the parking lot of a Downtown St. Louis fast food restaurant early Friday morning. Police are still looking for the shooter.
Police say the man who was shot is 22 years old. He was a total innocent victim and was hit in the left shoulder. Investigators say the man was in the outside patio bar area of the Broadway Oyster Bar at Broadway and Gratiot when he was hit about 2am. The shot apparently came from across the street.
St. Louis police say the suspect was walking across the parking lot of a White Castle across the street from the bar firing off shots. Investigators say the suspect was seen getting into a red Chevy Monte Carlo and speeding away from the area.
The victim, who is reportedly a trumpet player, was taken to the hospital by ambulance. He was treated and released. He posted on his Facebook page that he is home and recovering and that the bullet went through his shoulder, only through muscle.
He says he appreciates the love, prayers and good energy coming his way. His name is not being released because he is a victim of violence.
Police say they're looking at surveillance video from the area and they're asking for the public's help in finding a suspect. He is only described as a black man in his early 20`s wearing a white t-shirt and white pants.
Anyone who knows anything about the shooting is asked to call the St. Louis Police Department or Crimestoppers.
No one else was hit or hurt.