ST. LOUIS — St. Louis police are investigating the scene of a shooting Sunday evening at a local gas station that left a man injured.
Police said the shooting happened at 4:30 p.m. at 3165 S. Kingshighway at the Conoco gas station, which is blocks away from Tower Grove Park near Central Visual Performing Arts High School.
There, police said a 21-year-old man was inside the gas station when another person came inside the store and fired gunshots at the victim. The person left the store and was followed by the victim where they exchanged gunshots in the parking lot.
The victim was taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital by three other people, who were not injured, police said. He was listed in critical condition, but his vitals were stable.
The suspect fled the scene in a blue Chevy.
The investigation is ongoing.
Earlier this month, two other shootings happened at local Conoco gas stations.
One happened in the parking lot of the Conoco gas station at 4355 South Broadway that resulted in a woman suffering from gunshot wounds. She later died at a local hospital.
Another one happened at a different Conoco, located at 1314 Gravois Avenue. A man was found with a gunshot wound to his torso in the gas station parking lot. He was also taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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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.