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St. Louis Suffers Night Of Violence: Eighteen Injured In Eight Separate Incidents, Cops Say

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On Monday, just after midnight, Mon Rai, a refugee immigrant from Bhutan, was shot and killed in a 7-Eleven, leaving behind a pregnant wife and an eight-year-old son. Less than twelve hours later, a 34-year-old man was shot to death in Carondelet in an alleged drug sale that turned violent.

Then last night, a total of eight different incidents of violence erupted -- apparently leaving eighteen people injured across the city. It appears at this time that the incidents were unrelated, but, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department's daily crime report, they all occurred within a few hours of each other.

All but one of the incidents last night involved gunfire and -- miraculously, it seems -- there were no fatalities. The full summaries are below.

In one incident last night with many victims, police responded to a call for a shooting at the 4700 block of Highland Avenue in the Kingsway East neighborhood at around 10:30 p.m. Two cars allegedly pulled up and one suspect fired at five different people. A 30-year-old woman was hit, along with a fifteen-year-old girl, and three boys, ages thirteen, fourteen and seventeen.

All five went to the hospital in serious, but stable condition.

"This is an ongoing dispute between two families," SLMPD says.

At around the same time, three individuals allegedly smoking marijuana inside a car were hit by bullets. The unknown suspects fired shots and then chased after them when they tried to escape. These three victims were also taken to the hospital in serious, but stable condition.

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In one incident with a large number of victims, on the 1900 block of Warren Street in the St. Louis Place neighborhood, five people between the ages of eighteen and 21, were hit by gunfire just after 1 a.m., police say.

Two sisters and their friends were reportedly walking out of a residence when a gunman -- described as a black male with a full beard and short fade hair style -- began shooting.

Police say, "They all ran into her apartment when the gunman kicked open the door and continued shooting. The victims were conveyed to area hospitals for treatment."

This shooting may be connected to an earlier shooting on Warren Street in which three unknown males fired multiple shots at another male, but no one was injured, police say.

The five victims in this 1 a.m. incident suffered various wounds to their knees, shoulders, hands and back and are all in stable condition.

Another victim last night was shot while playing basketball; one male shot another male "as a result of an ongoing personal dispute" in a separate incident. And in another shooting, a young male tried to rob a 41-year-old male and shot him in the leg.

And finally, in the incident that seems to have caused the most critical injuries, a 21-year-old was stabbed at the 4200 block of South 38th Street and was taken to the hospital in unstable condition.

Referring to the suspect, a 34-year-old male, SLMPD says, "His wife reported that he left home with a butcher knife and returned with blood on his clothing."

Here are the department's tweets on the violence, which indicate that the incidents are isolated and not random. SLMPD also plans to increase patrols and undercover cops in response:

Here's the full SLMPD report from last night.

Crime Summary, Tuesday, June 11 - SLMPD

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39 comments
Thee Lovingcup
Thee Lovingcup

Similar concerns last year at this time, ended year with fewer murders..

Michael Allen
Michael Allen

Why does the RFT have such a hard-on for St. Louis crime stats?

Laura Annette Miller
Laura Annette Miller

They were shot. I don't care who you are you deserve treatment for someone walking up and shooting you. I promise that people commiting these crimes aren't checking for insurance. That was beyond cold. And while you make you ignorant comment - did you see how many of the victims were under 18 - they couldn't get their own policy even if they wanted to. And I must say your bigotry just perpetuates the problems... Oh and for the "person" who thinks hangings and executions are what we need - isn't that the problem already? As for me - I'll keep the ACLU because they are the ones that will protect me from you.

Ray Thomas
Ray Thomas

thanks for that info captain obvious

Norm Manis
Norm Manis

the lowlife criminals need to go to scumbags anonymous and work a 12 step program.

Jared King
Jared King

Robert A. West thanks for commenting on this so I can laugh at these dumbass comments

Jeff Grose
Jeff Grose

And, I'd bet a dollar to a donut, that not a single one of these "victims", had any type of medical coverage. Yet, they were cared for at the expense of those of us who do.

Jesse Speaks Jr
Jesse Speaks Jr

Oh its on this summer, in the College Hill neighborhood more specifically. Cash,drugs and violence are coming from Illinois over the McKinley bridge,west on Salisbury Ave.,right turn(north) on Blair,across Grand Ave. and the store is open.!!!!! Be safe......

Ray Thomas
Ray Thomas

how about Pay Per View public executions,,,,,all the money from the PPV goes to the victims family/families

Ray Thomas
Ray Thomas

bring back public executions and hangin judges and eliminate aclu lawyers and bleeding heart liberal thinking,and let the justice system do their job,,,,,,,,it may help reduce crime,,,,,,,,,,,nothing else is working

Mike Casseday
Mike Casseday

In order to change the publics view and the city's reputation they really need to conentrate on eliminating crime and violence..

Robert A. West
Robert A. West

I don't think it'll be substantially more or less 'crime-filled' than usual.

meixel_99
meixel_99

This is a problem for the entire area.   The Cherokee shooting was national and international news through CNN.    It only adds to the lousy reputation this town has.    People don't want to come here or do business here.    If we didn't have the broad business spectrum we do, we'd be headed down the path of Detroit in a heartbeat.    I agree with egolterman (except for the Delmar remark).   St. Louis needs to get its house in order and stop wasting money and destroying the area with its politics.

Alex Peck
Alex Peck

Why is it that st.louisans like living in st.louis?I cant remember?Tell me again..

egolterman
egolterman topcommenter

Disband the St. Louis 250 year long festivals and special events celebration of the 250th birthday of St. Louis. There might not be a St. Louis come September. Take the millions planned for another re-do of Kiener Plaza and hire 200 more police officers now. Take the ticket tax revenue the powerful and greedy operators of sports and music venues and producers keep from the City and use that to hire and deploy another 200 police officers. Start collecting taxes from the profit centers run by the zoo and museums, the science center and botanical gardens, and use that money to repair the City's infrastructure before it collapses. I know this is of no concern to the Delmar loop. You are shielded from all of this.

Couch Pig
Couch Pig

so what are the certain safe areas because i bet the thugs burglar those areas too

Couch Pig
Couch Pig

and if you look at where the violence happened last night you would notice it was throughout the entire city

Michael Mytzlplyk
Michael Mytzlplyk

Time to move. I already moved to O' Fallon, Mo. Time to go further west.

Couch Pig
Couch Pig

not much to be proud of seems to be a dump comparable to detroit

Camp Jessop
Camp Jessop

...maybe they'll all take themselves out and the decent people can move on.

Richard Kyles
Richard Kyles

Rick firestien says guns don't kill people blacks do

Sharon Walker
Sharon Walker

Sounded like a bunch of kids run amuck last night. Teenagers and young adults getting crazy. Warm weather must be back. The crime always spikes when the weather gets nice.

Sharon Walker
Sharon Walker

We are proud of the city. The violence is only in certain areas. We have quite a lot to be proud of in the city of St. Louis.

Sharon Walker
Sharon Walker

What is crazy is that it is only certain areas of the city that have all the violence. The rest of the city is just fine. Spotty violence. It is north and south stl along the river shaped like a kidney bean. So sad. I wish this crap would stop.

Barry Bean
Barry Bean

They were all victims of violent criminals. 99%+ of the guns in St. Louis were safely in their safes, bed stands, holsters, and other places law abiding people store their guns. This isn't a gun story, it's a story about criminals and coincidence.

Mark Bland
Mark Bland

Now this is news... Good job RFT.

Wendy Wasson Ramone
Wendy Wasson Ramone

Makes me want to move to New York or Detroit where it might be safer.... And no wonder everyone refers to it as the Lou (British for TOILET!!!)

Couch Pig
Couch Pig

great city I can see why the natives are so proud

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