ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – An argument gets out of hand, a brawl, then gunfire erupts in a north St. Louis neighborhood and now police are looking for answers.
There were about 20-30 males involved in a fight in the 5300 block of Ruskin. When officers answered that call and were on their way, they received another call that shots had been fired. Five male victims between the ages of 15-and-27 were shot on Ruskin.
We're told that the men were related and this could have been a possible drive by shooting targeted at the 5 victims. The 15-year-old was shot three times in the back and is now listed in stable condition. The other four victims suffer gunshot wounds to their leg, side, foot, and hand.
After being shot the four men ran to different locations but one of the men was found in the 5100 block of Thekla. Church services were going on at 1:50 pm at the Unity Chapel Church down the street and the reverend tells me the church’s security guard called for help. All the men were taken to the hospital and are expected to survive.
Police are following up on leads in the shooting and are obtaining surveillance video at a neighboring business. An investigation is ongoing.