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Man shot in chest in St. Louis' Downtown West neighborhood

The victim’s identity has not been released.
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ST. LOUIS — A man was shot in the chest early Monday morning in St. Louis.

The man was shot at about 3:15 a.m. in the area of Washington Avenue and North 18th Street in St. Louis' Downtown West neighborhood. 

The man was transported to a local hospital, police said. His condition was later updated to "death imminent," according to police. 

St. Louis police's homicide division is investigating the shooting. 

The man's name and age have not been released.

This is a developing story. Information will be updated as it is confirmed by 5 On Your Side. 

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.

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."

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

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.

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