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Man dead and infant injured in shooting in north St. Louis

A woman and a 14-year-old were also shot.

ST. LOUIS — A man was killed and three people including a baby were injured in a shooting in north St. Louis City on Wednesday evening.

Police said the shooting happened just before 5:30 p.m. in the 5000 block of N Kingshighway.

St. Louis Police say the incident involved 3 vehicles. The car carrying the victims was blocked in by 2 unknown vehicles. That is when police believe that several people exited one of the vehicles and shot the victims. 

“The vehicle in front blocked the vehicle with the victims in it and then the vehicle in back pulled up behind the victims and the shooters got out,” said Lt. Colonel Ronnie Robinson with St. Louis Metropolitan Police.

St. Louis resident John Crawford, 35, was killed. A 37-year-old woman and 14-year-old girl were also shot. They were both listed in critical, stable condition at an area hospital, according to a Thursday morning update from police.

A 3-month-old boy was grazed by glass but his injuries weren't life-threatening, the St. Louis Fire Department said.

“I came outside and I saw a car that had been shot up,” said a longtime neighbor who witnessed the violence.

Concerned about her own safety, the woman asked us to not reveal her name.

“I ran to the victims’ car after I heard the female driver screaming. She was screaming help, help, help! Help my baby. I ran to help her get out of that car,” said the witness.

“The driver had a bullet wound in her shoulder. Something was also wrong with her fingertip. One of her fingertips looked like it had been shot off, and she also may have gotten shot in her back. She told me her baby boy is three months old. She also told me the man shot and killed was her baby’s father,” said the witness.

‘The baby was not sitting in the car seat. I think the man may have taken him out of the seat and even tried to shield him from the bullets,” said the witness.

A homicide investigation is underway. Anyone with information is urged to contact the police department's Homicide Division directly at 314-444-5371 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).

This is a developing story and will be updated as we receive additional information. 

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