Store clerk wounded, robbery suspect killed in south St. Louis shooting

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A shooting outside of a convenience store early Monday in the Carondelet neighborhood of south St. Louis has left a man dead and female wounded. Police were called to the scene at the 7-Eleven store at the corner of Bates Street and Virginia Avenue around 3:45am.

According to St. Louis police, a man walked up to a store clerk who was outside on a smoke break and announced a robbery. The 35-year-old clerk had a gun and exchanged gunfire with the suspect.  The clerk was wounded in the leg. The suspect sustained gunshot wounds to his chest, arm, and thigh.

Both were rushed to the hospital. The robbery suspect was pronounced dead at the hospital. The clerk was being treated for her wounds and was listed as stable.

Both the victim’s and the suspect’s guns were recovered at the scene. Evidence markers could be seen in the parking lot outside the front door. Detectives were also looking at a car parked across the street from the store. The car was later towed from the scene.

A corporate representative for 7-Eleven said the store is open for business.