Man shot to death along riverfront trail in St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - Police are looking for two suspects in a red Mustang who robbed and then shot a man to death on the Riverfront Trail north of Downtown St. Louis. It happened at about 10:00 a.m. Friday.

Two men and two women in a white Chrysler minivan had driven down to the north riverfront to look at the river, when two young men from the stalled Mustang approached them asking for help.

"Two black males in their late teens or early 20s asked for assistance to jump their vehicle, and once the victims did that, the suspects announced a robbery and attempted to rob them and shot the male victim," said St. Louis Police Capt. Mary Warneke.

The victim was shot in the chest and died at the hospital.
Police say he was in his 50s and from the St. Louis area but have not released his name.

The other people in the minivan were not hurt and nothing was taken in the robbery.

One of the other victims who had been in the minivan called 911 but it took a while for police to find them because the victims were not sure of their exact location.

The spot where it happened was in an isolated area near the Bissell Point sewage treatment place.

Even though the trail is not open to cars, people have been known to drive on it to go fishing. Police say the spot where the shooting happened is not known for illegal activity.

Police are hoping security cameras in the area can help identify the suspects.

The car is a Ford Mustang, red in color from sometime in the 2000s. It has Illinois plates.