Man killed, another critical in double shooting near Fairgrounds Park

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by KMOV.com Staff

Man killed, another wounded in double shooting near Fairgrounds Park

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 5:08 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 17 at 3:44 AM

 (KMOV) – A man was shot and killed Tuesday night after a suspect opened fire in a north St. Louis neighborhood.

Police say two male victims were sitting on a front porch of a home on the 3900 block of Ashland when a suspect approached them and opened fire shortly after 4 p.m.

Two 20-year-old males were shot, one in the chest and another in the back. They were transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

The victim who suffered a gunshot wound to the chest later died from his injuries. The second victim is still listed in serious, stable condition.

Authorities were able to identify and take the 20-year-old male suspect into custody.  Formal charges have not been filed at this time.

The identification of the victims or the suspect were not released.

 

Further details into this homicide were not immediately known. 

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