VIDEO: Massive Brawl Near Delmar Loop Ends In Gunfire

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The old Delmar Boulevard transit station played backdrop to a completely insane street fight Sunday afternoon. Filmed by a bystander with a cellphone, a fight between two teenagers spilled into the street as dozens more piled on the pummeling and stomping.

The video ends with four gunshots in rapid succession.

According to a police incident report, dispatchers began receiving multiple calls for service around 4 p.m. Sunday about "large groups of juveniles" near the intersection of Delmar Boulevard and Hodiamont Avenue.

See also: Four Teens Charged After South City Shooting, Robbery Spree Puts Victim in Hospital

This wasn't a Gangs of New York-style street battle. Though the action is a bit blurry, the video appears to show two combatants in the tussle's nucleus, one wearing a white tank top and the other a blue shirt.

Apparently, there were a lot of people who wanted a piece of Mr. Tank Top on Sunday: The video shows him being gang-tackled in the middle of the street while his assailants viciously strike his head and face.

Here's the video:

See also: Police Nab Suspects in Merciless Nerf Gun Drive-By Shooting

Three other police departments -- from Ladue, Wellston and University City -- were called in to assist the SLMPD with the incident, according to the police report. No arrests have been made, though a gun was recovered at the scene. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

Here's the full incident report.

Incident: Disturbance

Location: Delmar/Hodiamont

Date/Times: 03/09/14 @ 15:43 - 18:51

Suspect(s): Multiple juveniles

Between the above times, this Department received multiple calls for service involving large groups of juveniles creating a disturbance throughout the area and a report of shots fired. The Ladue Police Department, Wellston Police Department and University City Police Department were also involved in assisting officers with the incident. As the groups of juveniles dispersed, no arrests were made and no injuries were reported. During this incident, one gun was recovered from the area. The investigation is ongoing.

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Bigfin
Bigfin

Last month I got assaulted near my home in the South Hampton area. Not by anyone in St.Louis, but by a couple of thugs from SW Illinois. I will not go into details, but I put one in the hospital, and the other one ran. Some wanna be gangster sent them after me cause I was supposedly messing around with his/her wanna be girlfriend. One guy was white, and the other was black.

It is not just St.Louis. This thug/gangster shit is an epidemic that has infected all of our youth. It is time to instill some fear into these youngsters.


As far as the Obama references, at least he is the President of the United States. Good or bad. (I did not vote for him). It is funny how the worse critiques are the people who cannot produce what they criticize. If some of you are so smart, convince me, and I will vote for you next time you run for President.


Lastly, when you look at how the world is, just remember change starts with you. When you raise your children, just remember what you saw. Make sure they do not wind up like that.


Rant Over!

Stu Williams
Stu Williams

Poverty and hunger is engineered. We can eliminate crime, by eliminating the wealthiest .01%.

Melissa Prenger-Ransom
Melissa Prenger-Ransom

Please we were homicide city #1 in 2009 or maybe 2011. Everyone acts so surprised this is St. Louis ya know! We can't afford a house or car, but buy illegal guns not cheap I'm sure and probably the nicest smart phone you can buy, how does that happen?

Jordan Troy
Jordan Troy

It's disgusting to see them all go totally nuts on this dude who's already laid out. I don't think some even knew why they were doing it. Pack mentality. That's not tough.

bleedsblue
bleedsblue

but wait.  You said St. Louis was racist for placing curfews in the loop... Hmm weird.  

Aidan Waymon
Aidan Waymon

I was downtown last night and stopped at a gas station next to the rally's off of broadway. I had to put some air in my tire. Their was probably at least 50 people hanging out there who were all black. A fight broke out and next thing you know people start shooting. I don't know if anyone got shot or what but I got the fuck out of there real quick. It was some crazy ass shit. I've been downtown hundreds of times and have never seen anything like what happened last night. I don't understand how the police just let them hang out at a gas station like that. It was like they were all just partying there hanging out. Crazy shit!

Tericka Ringler-Chien
Tericka Ringler-Chien

Please tell me the police have identified these assailants and arrests have been made or at the VERY LEAST their moms/dads have seen this and are taking action at home!

Kathie Steffens
Kathie Steffens

We fight terrorists all over the world, yet we let them ruin our own cities.

ToxicKitty
ToxicKitty

I remember when kids were kids.....


Steve Journey
Steve Journey

Jeff crow..you must be a liberal or a son of Obama..which is it?

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

just like in the last presidential election. how many black votes did Romney get?

Steve Journey
Steve Journey

Jeff you can not respond because Obama said those words..if I had a son...his words not mine...

Steve Journey
Steve Journey

Jeff ..you are just that stupid if you believe I was being serious bro...but my point being is brother Obama wants to get rid of the middle class so these thugs will be on equal ground with us working schleps by raising the min wage..

Jeff Willett
Jeff Willett

If you honestly believe $10 an hour will buy a house in Chesterfield you're an idiot. I won't even respond to the rest of your stupidity.

Jesse Plan
Jesse Plan

And if guns didn't exist they'd use knives. If knives didn't exist they'd use rocks.

Danny Thweatt
Danny Thweatt

Wait till "Summer Rocks" when the hood rats from North STL can walk right over to the festival. Another great idea.

Tom Halaska
Tom Halaska

^^Sheel, I was thinking the same thing. We are in the mid-west. Those country-bumpkins just can't help themselves. It's how they were raised.

Dan Kelemen
Dan Kelemen

This is pure ignorance and there is no excuse for this except stupidity. I don't care if you are poor and under privileged this is not how to behave and those participating deserve to be shot.

Carl Riffey
Carl Riffey

Can someone translate the twitter post or whatever that was containing the video?

Jeff Plodzien
Jeff Plodzien

This kinda of crap should not happen in St. Louis! I don't care if they are white, yellow, black. We have a society of youth who have no respect for authority or their elders. What a sad state of affairs!

Nicholas Frisella
Nicholas Frisella

Ray you are going to call these kids nigs and then quote the bible? There is a bible verse for you. "Why do you see the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye?"

Couch Pig
Couch Pig

Like us older folks didnt live for the friday night fights over someone stealing there gal...And some gun loving adult probably shot rounds in the air to disperse them...Happens all the time

Sean Ballard
Sean Ballard

When will there come a day that were allowed to euthanize pricks like this guy?

Lee Kevyn
Lee Kevyn

this is the work of our wonderful underpaid, un educated society, murica!

reetbennett70
reetbennett70

Watching this video is so disturbing. How is this acceptable and were is the respect for another ? You see this type of behavior on many different levels. It just so happens that this happened in the city, but you also see domestic abuse which has no racial boundaries and look at all the bullying we hear about at schools. What is happening in our society that there is a lack of respect and empathy for another human being?

Steve Journey
Steve Journey

Obama will fix this..raise the minimum wage, so those who work at Churches fried chicken in wellston can make enough money for a mortgage on a house in Chesterfield! God Bless Obama! These are his children ..if he had a son they would look like him..his words..not mine.

Tonya McColgin
Tonya McColgin

Wow..... all the more reason to have "emergency protection" at all times. City, county, country don't matter anymore. Its all bad.

Amanda Woolsey
Amanda Woolsey

Running from gunfire is smart not tough. If the tough stick around unarmed, they become that tough guy that is dead.

Mike E. Moses
Mike E. Moses

Dumb dirty nascar loving white trash will be dumb dirty white trash..no matter where ya go..

Wil Grundon
Wil Grundon

The best part about this post is how quickly the racists are willing to out themselves in public. Good job, RFT!

Ray Thomas
Ray Thomas

if the truth offends thee...thats not my fault ......Mark 7:13

Brian Mull
Brian Mull

you can take the thug from the ghetto, but not the ghetto from the thug..... let'em kill each other. They'll just blame whitey......

Brink Chance
Brink Chance

actually the gunfire is the most un-tough thing in this video..

Graham Collins
Graham Collins

Hey dumbfuck guess what? White boys do the same shit every day behind the bleachers at every high school in America.

Ray Thomas
Ray Thomas

nigs will be nigs,,no matter where ya go

Tim Brown
Tim Brown

That was not a brawl, that was a bunch of people teaming up on just a few. All call it a gangbang.

darrin.lowe
darrin.lowe

Oh look.. someones recording vertically.. AHH THAT MAKES ME ANGRY! LETS BEAT SOMEONE UP!

aaronmccoy242
aaronmccoy242 topcommenter

Steve, generally the people who use the words liberal and Obama in the same sentence are uneducated and obese, which is it?

grahamccollins1
grahamccollins1 topcommenter

This is real life. The buybull does not apply.

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