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2 wounded in second Cherokee Street shooting over the weekend

A woman was shot in the leg and a man was grazed by a bullet.

ST. LOUIS — Two people were wounded by gunfire Saturday night at the Cinco De Mayo Cherokee Street Festival, police said.

The Saturday shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of Cherokee Street. A 25-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were shot. 

Police said the woman told them she was witnessing a fight between a large group of men in the area of Cherokee Street and Ohio Avenue when a suspect began waving around a gun. Both victims said the suspect fired off a shot during the incident. 

The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment, but the man who was grazed denied medical assistance, police said. 

This was the second shooting in as many days at the festival, which takes place on Cherokee Street between Nebraska and Jefferson streets.

A Friday night shooting in the 2800 block of Cherokee Street killed two people and wounded two others.

Resources for crime victims:

If you have been a victim of a crime or know someone who has been, 5 On Your Side has compiled a list of resources.

Better Family Life is a nonprofit community development organization working to “stabilize inner-city neighborhoods.” One aspect of its mission is a gun violence de-escalation program.

To learn more, call 314-381-8200 or visit https://www.betterfamilylife.org/

Life Outside of Violence “helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence.”

To learn more, call 314-327-6697 or email: ProjectLOV@WUSTL.edu

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has an anti-crime program called “Safety Net for Youth Initiative,” which is a joint partnership with Saint Louis Public Schools to provide services to at-risk youth.

To learn more, visit https://www.ulstl.com/anti-crime-initiative.html

Cure Violence is an international organization that has recently launched in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to deescalate violent situations within their own communities. To learn more, visit https://cvg.org/

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