Police confirm SLU student was not shot

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ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis University student was critically injured Thursday morning less than a block west of campus.

A spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said officers were called to the 3900 block of Lindell just after 9:45 a.m. Thursday for a shooting. They found a woman in her early 20s in a driveway that leads to a five-story parking garage, which is behind an apartment building and the CVS pharmacy.

By Thursday afternoon, St. Louis police said the woman had not been shot but could not determine the cause of the woman's injuries. Police added they were not looking for a suspect and that no arrests had been made.

SLU President Fred Pestello called it a tragedy.

Although the woman was found on the ground at the entrance to the garage, police closely examined the fifth floor of the garage up above.

“There is some evidence up there…of her personal belongings,” said Lt. Colonel Ronnie Robinson, deputy chief for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

Robinson wouldn’t specify what those belongings were. Detectives were trying to determine if the SLU student fell from the fifth floor.

“At this point in time, that’s a possibility, but we’re not completely sure whether she fell from the rooftop or not,” he said. “We’re not sure yet. Her injuries are not consistent with that at this point.”

Robinson said they’re checking surveillance video from cameras around the scene. Fox 2 reached out to the people who operated the apartments and to the pharmacy for a comment but have not received a reply.

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