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ST. LOUIS – Police are involved in an hours-long standoff with a man accused of shooting a woman Wednesday morning in south St. Louis.

The shooting happened near Giles Avenue and Phillips Place just after 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Gravois Park neighborhood.

When police arrived on the scene, they found a 32-year-old woman suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a nearby hospital, where she is listed in serious condition.

The shooting all unfolded in a four family flat. According to the victim’s father, his daughter was moving out of her home when her neighbor allegedly shot her. The victim’s father said a passerby came to his daughter’s aid.

Police said the suspect barricaded himself inside his home following the shooting. According to residents, the suspect lives alone. Police have not confirmed what led to the shooting. They believe the suspect is armed and dangerous.
A SWAT team working with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has spent several hours at the scene. Police said the standoff remain ongoing. Dozens of first responders, negotiators, and the SWAT team will continue to try and convince the barricaded suspect to surrender peacefully.