ST. LOUIS – One person is dead and four others are hurt after a series of shootings in St. Louis city in only a matter of hours. At this point, police say the shootings don’t appear to be linked even though three of them happened less than two hours apart.
So far, nobody is in custody Thursday morning.
The violence started with a double shooting on Osage at South Broadway in the Dutchtown neighborhood of south St. Louis. Police rushed there just before 4:15p.m. Authorities shared with FOX 2 that an 18-year-old male was shot in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 32-year-old man was also shot. He suffered what investigators called an “undescribed” gunshot wound and arrived at a nearby hospital possibly in a private vehicle. At the time, was conscious and breathing. Homicide detectives are handling the case.
The second shooting went down at about 8:45 p.m. on the 3900 block of Greer in north city. That is in the Greater Ville neighborhood.
Police explained that a man in his 20s was shot in the head. He was not conscious and barely breathing when he was rushed to the hospital. He’s now in critical and unstable condition. Although the case is currently being treated as an assault, homicide detectives have been activated because police say death is considered imminent.
Just after 9:15 p.m. Wednesday night, police rushed to another shooting. This one was on the 1500 block of Cole in the Downtown West neighborhood. In that case, authorities said an adult male suffered gunshot wounds to both of his legs. He was taken to a nearby hospital where police revealed that he was listed as stable.
That case is being handled as a first-degree assault.
Finally, police responded to another shooting just before 10:30 p.m. This one was on the 4100 block of Nebraska in south city, also in Dutchtown. Officers added that an adult male was taken to the hospital by a private vehicle after he was shot. Authorities it’s unclear where the man was shot. He was also listed as stable. The case being treated as an assault first degree also.
FOX 2 will update these stories with more information as it becomes available.