Rash of shootings in St. Louis injures 5 Sunday

Homicide detectives were called to investigate one of six shooting calls Sunday that left five people injured.

The five people struck by gunfire during the day were all men. One was unconscious and not breathing when police arrived and two others were taken to the hospital on the day rife with gunfire.

The most significant shooting came just after 9 Sunday night on the 1000 block of Taylor Avenue. When police arrived on the scene, they found the male victim unconscious and not breathing suffering from a gunshot wound. Homicide detectives were called in to investigate the shooting.

Between 5:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, five other calls came out for shootings in St. Louis. In two of the cases, the victims were taken to the hospital. Two others resulted in graze wounds while no one was injured in the other shooting.

Those five incidents — in chronological order — are as follows:

  • A man suffered a graze wound on the chin in a 5:30 a.m. shooting on the 5200 block of Minerva.
  • A man in his 40s was sitting in his home on the 1600 block of Semple just before 10 a.m. when he was hit by gunfire from outside the home. He was taken to the hospital.
  • A man in his 20s was hit in the back by gunfire coming from a dark SUV on the 4200 block of Shreve at around 12:30 p.m. He was taken to the hospital.
  • A person inside a car on the 4300 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive was uninjured when his car was hit by gunfire at about 12:50.
  • A male victim was grazed in the chest in a shooting at a gas station at the intersection of Natural Bridge and Goodfellow at around 4:10 Sunday afternoon.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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