ST. LOUIS – A man was shot and killed in Midtown St. Louis Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting happened shortly before 2 p.m. near the intersection of Lindell Boulevard and North Spring Avenue, feet from Saint Louis University’s campus. Police found a male victim suffering from several gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A second male was found with gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital. Police believe this individual shot the first person.

“You definitely, like, feel a pit in your stomach a little bit when something like this happens, especially seeing someone in a body bag near campus like this,” said Seab Denby, a senior at SLU. “So, it’s definitely a little bit…uneasy feeling. But I know that the DPS officers on campus do as good a job as they can.”

Saint Louis University issued the following statement in the aftermath of the shooting:

Our Department of Public Safety sent emergency notifications to make the SLU community aware of the incident and asking them to avoid the area. The department also increased its presence near that area. Both are normal procedures. 

It’s our understanding from SLMPD that no one involved is affiliated with the university. Since the incident occurred off campus, SLMPD would be the best source of information.

Clayton Berry, assistant vice president for communications