ST. LOUIS – A mass shooting in the City of St. Louis left three dead and four injured Monday night. The shooting happened just after 8:00 p.m. It was on Sullivan Avenue at Warne Avenue in the Greater Ville neighborhood.
Police said they found Kevin Page, 40, and Charlie Anderson, 31, outside of a convenience store with gunshot wounds throughout their bodies. OJ Pernell, 44, collapsed and died on the grounds of Farragut Elementary School. Police described all three of the aforementioned men as victims/suspects. They were all pronounced dead at the scene.
A 47-year-old man described as a victim and suspect was found at a nearby business with gunshot wounds to his torso and legs. He was taken to the hospital and listed in critical/stable condition.
As police investigated, they located three other victims. A 29-year-old man was found in the 4400 block of Penrose. Police said he had “gunshot wounds to his lower extremities. He was taken to the hospital and listed in critical/stable condition.
A 28-year-old man drove himself to an area hospital and listed in stable condition. He was suffering from a gunshot wound to his arm.
A 30-year-old man was found in the Overland Police Department’s jurisdiction. He suffered a graze wound to his back.
Chief John Hayden is urging witnesses to come forward.
“Certainly people should be able to disagree without using gun violence. I think certainly our gun laws are part of the challenge. Again we’re encouraging anybody with any information to contact our homicide division or CrimeStoppers to provide that information to us,” Hayden said.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Division at 314-444-5371 or CrimeStoppers at 877-371-TIPS.