St. Louis: Five Shot In Separate Incidents Sunday in North City
|All five shootings occurred within about a mile of each other.|
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The violence began around 4:40 p.m., when a victim described as a 20-year-old black male was shot outside a residence in the 4400 block of Ashland. The victim sustained graze wounds to his neck and head. Police are searching for two suspects described as two 20-something black males dressed in all black clothing with braided hair.
Several hours later -- around 8:54 p.m. -- a victim described as a 22-year-old black male was shot in the shoulder in the 5700 block of Kennerly. Police have no suspect descriptions for that shooting. The same goes for another shooting around 9:15 p.m., when a victim also described as a 22-year-old black male arrived at a hospital with a gunshot wound to the buttocks. He claims he was shot outside a convenience store at Natural Bridge and Taylor, although no one there could confirm it.
Around 10 p.m., a man described as a 40-year-old black male was sitting in his car in the 1500 block of Hamilton when two suspects came at him with a gun and demanded property. After robbing the man, the suspects -- described only as two black males -- shot him in the shoulder. He was in stable condition last night with a non-life-threatening injury.
And finally, around 10:40 p.m., a 17-year-old black male shot himself when he was climbing a fence near St. Louis Avenue and Semple, when a gun he was carrying accidentally fired and shot him in the leg. The gun was not recovered.