ST. LOUIS — A man in his 20s was shot several times inside a bar in Soulard early Thursday morning.
The shooting happened shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday at Henry's in Soulard, a bar located at 825 Allen Ave.
St. Louis police Lt. Matthew Karnowski told 5 On Your Side at the scene that police were called at about 12:45 a.m. to the bar. Karnowski said officers found a man inside the bar when had been shot in the head and stomach. He was conscious and breathing when rushed to an area hospital.
As of Thursday morning, the victim was in critical condition with unstable vitals.
Due to his condition, homicide detectives have assumed the investigation.
No further information about the victim has been released.
St. Louis police are investigating the shooting and searching for a suspect, Karnowski said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Division directly at 314-444-5371 or contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS(8477).
This is a developing story. 5 On Your Side will provide updated information as it is confirmed.
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