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1 dead, 1 injured Tuesday night in north St. Louis shooting

The deadly shooting happened at about 9:45 p.m. outside of a restaurant at Kingshighway Boulevard and Hodiamont Tracks.

ST. LOUIS — One person was killed, and another was injured after a double shooting Tuesday night in north St. Louis.

According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the deadly shooting happened at about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday at St. Louis Kitchen restaurant, located at Kingshighway Boulevard and Hodiamont Tracks. Responding officers found two gunshot victims on the west side of the building.

Police said one person was fatally shot in the stomach. Another was shot in the leg and was conscious and breathing when he was taken to an area hospital for treatment. He was listed in critical condition with stable vital signs.

"A 38-year-old Asian male was shot outside of Saint Louis Kitchen, located at 819 North Kingshighway. A 56-year-old male was also shot and survived," SLMPD Captain Christi Marks said.

According to a police source, the 56-year-old man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot to the leg.

The family identified the 38-year-old man who died as Fa Ming Pan, also known as Randy. He owned the restaurant and was loved by many in the neighborhood.

"It's really sad because, I mean they were nice to me and my family when we came," customer Angie Hasson said.

Another customer said he was a regular and was stunned to hear the owner had been killed.

"That's a big surprise because he was a real nice guy. He was a very nice, you know, friendly young guy. As a matter of fact, I used to give him a few tracks and stuff from my church. And he was very accepting," customer Sherman Moore said.

People told 5 On Your Side they would drive from across town to eat at St. Louis Kitchen, where there is now a small memorial and a sign on the door saying it is closed.

"I like their food and I was coming up here today to get food and to hear the news like this, it's shocking, it's really shocking to me. I will pray for their family," Hasson said.

The Homicide Division took over the investigation. Due to a language barrier, what led up to the shooting is still being determined.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting was asked to call the Homicide Division directly at 314-444-5371. To remain anonymous, 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.

The Crime Victim Center of St. Louis has multiple programs to support victims of crime. Crime Victim Center’s programs range from direct services to crime victims as well as “creating awareness and change within the systems they encounter.”

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 the Neighborhood Healing Network, which serves people who have experienced crime, violence or been the victim of an incident that caused trauma.

Cure Violence is an international organization that is present in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to de-escalate violent situations within their own communities.

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