ST. LOUIS – One man died at a local hospital after being shot Wednesday afternoon in the Central West End neighborhood.
According to Sgt. Charles Wall, a spokesman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting happened around 3:40 p.m. near the intersection of Laclede and North Taylor avenues.
Officers found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to his chest. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police say a man in his 20s was fatally shot, though officers have not yet disclosed his identity.
Investigators say, prior to the shooting, two suspects confronted the victim at an apartment in the 4400 block of Forest Park Parkway over personal matters. The victim ran out of the apartment and was followed by the suspects. The victim got outside and made way to a sidewalk before he was fatally shot.
As police arrived to the scene, several witnesses described the suspects to police. Both were found in a vehicle near Newstead Avenue and Forest Park Parkway. Police arrested both suspects after a brief foot pursuit and recovered their weapons.
The two suspects, 21- and 22-year-old men, are in custody on pending charges.
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