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Man shot and killed outside St. Louis bar

Police believe the victim was involved in an argument when he was shot

ST. LOUIS — An investigation is underway after a man was shot and killed outside a north St. Louis bar early Wednesday morning.

At around 12:36 a.m., St. Louis police were called a bar along St. Louis Avenue for a report of a shooting. When officers arrived, they found a man on the sidewalk in front of the bar suffering from gunshot wounds.

First responders took the man to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. His identity has not been released.

Investigators believe the man was possibly involved in an argument when he was shot.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call St. Louis police’s homicide division at 314-444-5371 or 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 between and 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/