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Friday afternoon shooting in North St. Louis leaves 42-year-old injured

The shooting happened Friday at the Economy Inn on North Grand Boulevard.
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ST. LOUIS — A man was injured Friday afternoon in a shooting on the 4200 block of North Grand Boulevard.

Police said the man had been shot in the face at about 3:45 p.m. Friday at the Economy Inn. He was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

No additional information was provided about the man's condition or what led up to the shooting.

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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