MOLINE ACRES, Mo. – St. Louis County’s tactical operations unit was called to Moline Acres Tuesday night hoping to resolve a situation with a person who barricaded themselves inside a residence following a shooting. However, authorities later discovered the individual had escaped some time ago and are looking for him.
According to a spokesperson for the St. Louis County Police Department, Moline Acres officers received a call for a shooting just after 6:45 p.m. in the 2300 block of Chambers Road. County police and officers from other municipalities responded as well.
Officers went inside the residence and found a man with multiple gunshot wounds, along with the suspected shooter, who had barricaded himself inside the home.
Police extracted the victim and he was rushed to a local hospital, but the victim died a short time later.
It is believed the suspected shooter escaped before the county tactical unit was called.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210. To remain anonymous or potentially receive a reward, please contact CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS.