2 shot, 1 killed near Union Station MetroLink station

One man is dead and another critically injured after police said a gunman opened fire near a downtown Metro stop.

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Metropolitan Police are investigating a shooting near a MetroLink station that left one dead and one injured.

The incident happened just after 9 p.m. near the Union Station MetroLink Station on Clark Street in downtown St. Louis. According to the initial report, two men were shot by unidentified shooter(s) away from the station platform on street level.

One man, a 31-year-old, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. The other, a 27-year-old man, was shot in the back and transported to a hospital, listed in critical, unstable condition.

Shortly after 11 p.m., Metro officials resumed normal operations after police cleared the scene. 

St. Louis County issued the following statement in response to the shooting:

"Because so many County residents take the MetroLink downtown for baseball, County Executive Steve Stenger is offering any support city police may need to deal with the situation."

No further information was given.

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