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Two Shot in Separate Incidents During Another Tense Night in Ferguson

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Danny Wicentowski
SWAT officers gather near the QuikTrip in Ferguson.
After meetings all over the St. Louis area called for peace, dialogue and justice, another drama-filled night took place on West Florissant, near the QuikTrip that burned on Sunday night and not far from where Reverend Al Sharpton appeared with Michael Brown's family.

According to multiple media reports, two shootings took place. First, a drive-by hit a young woman in the head a little past midnight. Later, a St. Louis County police officer shot and critically wounded a man police say pulled a gun on an officer.

A St. Louis County police officer shot the man near the intersection of West Florissant and Chambers Road around 1 a.m., police confirmed to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, near the site of the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, the unarmed eighteen-year-old who was shot to death by a Ferguson cop.

See more Riverfront Times coverage of the unrest in Ferguson and the death of Michael Brown.

Police spokesman Officer Brian Schellman tells the P-D that police were responding to a call of four or five men in ski masks shooting off shotguns in the area. When police arrived and saw men running away, an officer approached one of the men, who pulled a handgun on the officer. The officer then fired, police said.

UPDATE: Here's what county police tell us:

On Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at approximately 1:00 AM, officers from the St. Louis County Police Department's North County Precinct received a call for four subjects wearing ski masks and armed with shotguns, in the area of Chambers and Sheffingdell. At the same time this call was dispatched, several calls were received for shots fired in the same area. When officers arrived, multiple subjects began running from the scene. One officer encountered a subject who brandished a hand gun, pointing it directly at the officer. Fearing for his safety and the safety of others in the area, the officer fired shots, striking the subject. The subject was transported to a local hospital, where as of this writing, he is listed in critical condition. The subject's handgun was recovered by police at the scene. This is an ongoing active investigation. I have no further details regarding this incident at this time.

The man was taken to the hospital, and police recovered a gun at the scene. This morning, medical supplies and a blood stain can still be seen in the spot where the man was shot.

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Danny Wicentowski
Three men handcuffed on sidewalk on the corner of Florissant and Chambers at 12:15 a.m., just before police shot and injured a man.
A woman was also shot Wednesday night just after midnight. Police confirm to the P-D she was shot once in the head in the 1300 block of Highmont Drive, near the QuikTrip gas station that's served as a rallying point for protesters since Brown's death last weekend. The incident appeared to be a drive-by shooting, and its connection to the surrounding protests is unknown.

Update: A selfie apparently taken by the shooting victim has been circulating on social media since early this morning. Daily RFT has reached out to her to confirm. Her previous Instagram photos include several shots of Ferguson protests.

We're waiting on a return call from police and will update the story when we know more.

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.



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Mike White
Mike White

Oh so now the truth comes out every person who was complaining should feel like a complete ass

Mike White
Mike White

law enforcement? are you freaking crazy this kid was walking down the middle of the street and got shot for resisting arrest. Now they are there to control the animals. Just wait until the military gets there and try and treat them how everyone has been treating the officers. North county will be in for a rude awakening

Chris M. Jessen
Chris M. Jessen

I cannot believe anyone would wish the death of another human being... yet, with the actions of the police I can see that this is clearly their intent and apparently those of some of the commentators here as well.

Mike White
Mike White

the thing about stereotyping is it usually works

Chris M. Jessen
Chris M. Jessen

I think that is very true... the local law enforcement agencies have been very much acting like animals of the most predatory kind. You can only push people so far until they see no hope for a better life and resort to desperate measures. The militarization of what amount to low-level code enforcement officers has had a very negative effect on many communities, and it must stop.

Rehan Basson
Rehan Basson

"dont be stupid and resist arrest ....they were doing their JOB." if shooting an unarmed surrendered 18 year old and aiming guns at protesters is your job, your job is wrong

Tim Corkill
Tim Corkill

some people have guns cops should not shoot them it is our right..

Erica Alice
Erica Alice

You would think that the human species would be more evolved than this by now. I don't know what's worse, the barbaric bahavior, or the hatred in the comments. It's all so depressing. So many members of the human race have no respect for the value of human life. All of this hate and rage toward eachother. Meanwhile, we are being poisioned, our planet is being poisioned, our species has become consumed with power and greed. We fight over color, religion, territory, and borders while the one and only home we all share is being poisioned. Too bad that those who don't care won't be around to see it. None of us will. We will send ourselves into extinction first. May every being that died unjustly rest in peace, and their families find strength and comfort during their horror. May every person be blessed with compassion and empathy.

Tara Broadway
Tara Broadway

I use to be a Cop all I hear is blah blah coming out of your mouth..

Constance Cafazza
Constance Cafazza

AND if you think a cop will shoot you even if you DON't pull a gun, stay the hell away from cops. Now THAT's an idea.

Constance Cafazza
Constance Cafazza

Tara, it's crazy but obviously the world is full of dumb-asses who just don't believe that. Out of the gene pool.

Mike White
Mike White

I also never said they didn't have jobs maybe you should read my comments instead of assuming

Mike White
Mike White

I think that makes me a realist not a racist

Mike White
Mike White

Racist because I brought up true facts.

Crow Demonico
Crow Demonico

And as for rasicm across this city ....stl had always had a color problem....with that being said we have deeply issued roots on color and race wars.....and blacks are oppressed here and unless u ever felt oppression then u have no idea what your talking about ....

Crow Demonico
Crow Demonico

Really no thats not what hes saying hes saying that they would have released his name and never reported what happened yo the officer he would have been killed or jailed by now if the color was role reversed

Jayden Mckenzie
Jayden Mckenzie

Make sure you guys don't buy anything from Barreth Ford Center, cause that's where this myopic mouth breather works.

Debbie Buff
Debbie Buff

THIS SHIT NEEDS TO STOP!! BRING ON THE DOCTORS AND GIVE THESE ASSHOLES SOME XANAX!! LOTS OF IT!! GOOD GREIF!! WE ARE GETTING NOWHERE WITH THE CHILDISH FUCKING BULLSHIT!! ENOUGH ALREADY!! DON'T MAKE ME COUNT TO 3!!!!!

Mike McClanahan
Mike McClanahan

Loss of life/freedom for one is a loss of freedom for all of us. #JusticeForAllHumans

Xavier Baldwin
Xavier Baldwin

Stephanie thorsten, if you read that was all on the same post.. what are you saying

Julian Kussman
Julian Kussman

Resisting arrest does not necessitate use of deadly force in any case. No matter the outcome, a mistake was made.

Stephanie Thorsten
Stephanie Thorsten

Xavier, you just stated in another post that you're "not a racist" and "believe the mayne problem is not color it's government" and then post this BS? You wouldn't want to be categorized negatively, yet you just through all whites in the same group. Ignorance breeds hate.

Angie Stewart
Angie Stewart

What a shame that things have turned to more hate and anger. People need to unite and try to bring peace instead of fueling the hate and anger there is enough of that in this world already!

Jessica Kolios
Jessica Kolios

This how it's always played though, what happened to the race back then was horrible and wrong. But we Should have moved passed all this a long time ago. And left it in the past. Lived like respectful people, and not act like a lower class. If you aim to be better and really try you will. There is no excuse

Stephanie Thorsten
Stephanie Thorsten

If they do, they may have been off the last couple of days, on vacation or their getting paid under the table.

Ash Hinkle
Ash Hinkle

I love all these white people telling oppressed people how to rebel. Stop talking and use your listening ears.

Kevin McDermott
Kevin McDermott

There are more idiots here on FB than those present in Ferguson .......

Mitch Wolf McCarty
Mitch Wolf McCarty

About 25% or so of the 66% has lost their futures by ignoring the Brown family's requests to stop the violence....they did nothing but ruin their chances for better jobs...Criminal record is a criminal record, no matter how you slice it

Mike White
Mike White

Act like an animal and get treated like one

Genie Ramsey
Genie Ramsey

The racial demographics are 66% African American in Ferguson....The African American say they aren't represented properly...meaning that the police department is 80%+Caucasian...Here is why...The African American won't apply for the positions that can represent their community...Their community wants to cry foul because they believe they are misrepresented....Guess what?? Get educated,come back to your neighborhoods, and represent your community... Make a difference for your community in a positive way,not burn it down....

Emily Timmerman
Emily Timmerman

it is worthless for me to comment here and I'm an atheist but yall need jesus. and maybe to read some history books.

Mike White
Mike White

Or let's talk about the amount of black on white crime vs white on black.

Mike White
Mike White

Whites have the upper hand? Last I checked if a equally qualified white and black person both apply for the same job because of minority rights the black gets the job. Yeah let's talk about the upper hand

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