Homicides No. 8 & 9: Shootings Leave Two Men Dead 7 Minutes, 4 Miles Apart
Location: 4400 block of Forest Park
Date/Time: 1/21/14 @ 20:30
Victim #1: Elijah Robinson, 31-year old black male of the 1100 block of Redman
Victim #2: 41-year old black male (critical/stable)
Officers responded to the above location and observed Victim #1 lying in the street unconscious and suffering from gunshot wounds to the torso. Victim #1 was conveyed to a hospital and pronounced deceased. Officers were notified that an additional victim of a shooting arrived at a local hospital. Victim #2 was suffering from gunshot wounds to the abdomen and was listed in critical/stable condition. Witnesses reported seeing Victim #1 get out of a vehicle when another vehicle pulled up and started shooting. A red vehicle occupied by two unknown suspects was seen leaving the scene of the incident. The investigation is ongoing.
Location: 3000 block of Rolla Pl.
Date/Time: 1/21/14 @ 20:37
Victim #1: Michail Gridiron, 26-year old black male of the 3000 block of Rolla Pl.
Victim #2: 26-year old black male (stable)
Officers responded to the above location and observed Victim #1 lying on the sidewalk near a parked vehicle unconscious. Victim #1 had sustained gunshot wounds to the torso, abdomen and legs and was pronounced deceased on the scene. Officers were notified that a second victim of the incident had been conveyed to a hospital. Victim #2 suffered gunshot wounds to the shoulder, arm and leg and was listed as stable. Victim #2 reported that he was in a vehicle with Victim #1 when they heard numerous shots and were both struck as they attempted to flee on foot. Witnesses reported seeing an unknown suspect with a firearm enter a black sedan and drive north on Rolla. The investigation is ongoing.