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Man shot in back, carjacked near Delmar Loop

A 63-year-old man was shot in the chest and his vehicle was taken. He was conscious and breathing when he was taken to an area hospital.

ST. LOUIS — A man was shot in the chest during a carjacking Thursday morning near the Delmar Loop.

St. Louis police responded just after 9 a.m. to the 700 block of Hodiamont Avenue. The shooting occurred at the Delmar Loop Park-Ride lot next to the Delmar Loop MetroLink station, according to Bi-State Development spokesperson Patti Beck.

Police said a 63-year-old man was shot in the back and his white, 2017 Subaru Outback was taken by two teens wearing dark clothing. The victim was conscious and breathing when he was taken to an area hospital. At around 4:30, police provided an update saying the victim was in critical condition with stable vital signs.

The investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as 5 On Your Side confirms more information.

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 with 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/

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