ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police are investigating a suspected shootout Tuesday afternoon near the St. Louis Police headquarters downtown.
A spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said the situation unfolded early Tuesday afternoon near Olive and 15th streets. Police said they received several calls of shots being fired in the area.
Investigators said one person got out of a car and started shooting at another person on foot. Two others got out of the suspect’s car, and three people ran inside a nearby apartment building. It’s unclear how many people fired shots, but police evidence markers by shell casings show several shots were fired.
It’s unknown if police have found the suspects, but the suspect’s car has been recovered. Police have not yet confirmed if anyone was shot, but they said no one was injured in the shooting. Police said there is some ballistic damage to nearby buildings from the incident.
Some nearby apartment residents who spoke to FOX 2 off-camera said they heard dozens of gunshots during the incident. A nearby crew doing street repairs said they heard several gunshots and took cover behind a dump truck.
The location where the shooting happened is within a mile of the Union Station and the St. Louis Aquarium. Also, the city hall and the under-construction professional soccer stadium are within a mile from the incident.
CORRECTION: A spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department told FOX 2 that people in at least two vehicles were possibly shooting at one another before running into a nearby apartment building. We have updated the story with the latest information from police on the investigation.