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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - Surveillance video may help solve shooting that injured a random man in a nearby bar.

One bullet, intended for another victim, flew into the Broadway Oyster Bar and struck a band member who was sitting on a piano bench inside.  The shooting was across the street in the parking lot of a White Castle on Broadway and Gratiot.  Police say it started as an argument that ramped up until a man on foot fired into a red Monte Carlo leaving the fast food drive through.  One of those bullets flew into the bar across the street.

Surveillance video from a nearby gas station showed that it happened at about 1:45 a.m.  The video shows several men on motorcycles who look over to where they appear to hear shots.  You can also see people next to the White Castle running toward the front of the store.  Another man, who was walking Broadway, turned around and sprinted toward the shots.

Police say they have other surveillance and they know the shooter was trying to hit someone inside the red Monte Carlo.

SLMPD Captain Kenneth Kegel said, 'The Monte Carlo then drove off, left the scene and the person on foot also left by unknown means.'

The next day, the Broadway Oyster Bar was as busy as ever.  Another band took the stage and played as if nothing happened.  Some customers didn`t even know about the shooting.

John Spelz said, 'No, I mean if you would have asked me `did you think there was a shooting here yesterday?` I would`ve answered no. It`s just kind of seems like business as usual.'

Spelz and his friends say they wouldn`t have changed anything if they had known about it.

The victim in this shooting took a bullet in his shoulder.  He declined to talk on camera, but answered his door in good spirits.  Emergency room doctors treated and released him with hours of the shooting.

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2 comments

  • Shaniqua Jefferson

    ‘”No, I mean if you would have asked me `did you think there was a shooting here yesterday?` I would`ve answered no. It`s just kind of seems like business as usual.”
    That defines St. Louis.
    Come to StLoo where shootings are business as usual !!!

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