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Man dead, another injured after Wednesday shooting near St. Louis' West End neighborhood

Homicide has been requested at the scene and has confirmed the shooting is fatal.
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ST. LOUIS — Two men were shot Wednesday evening near St. Louis' West End and Academy/Sherman Park neighborhoods, which resulted in the death of one man only blocks from Forest Park.

The incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday in the 5200 block of Hodiamont Tracks.

Officers responded to a call for a shooting and found one victim suffering from gunshot wounds, according to St. Louis police. He was pronounced dead at the scene. 

He was identified by St. Louis police on Saturday as Damon Atkins, 46. 

A second victim was taken to a local area hospital where he was listed in stable condition. 

The Homicide Division is conducting an ongoing investigation. 

Anyone with information is urged to call the Homicide Division directly at 314-444-5371, or anyone with a tip who wants to remain anonymous and is interested in a reward can contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).

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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