4 shot minutes apart in separate St. Louis shootings


by Sarah Heath and Brendan Marks / KMOV.com Staff


Posted on April 9, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 10 at 6:30 PM

(KMOV) – Police are investigating after four people were hit in two separate shootings that happened within minutes of each other in north St. Louis Wednesday night.

According to police, two women and a man were walking in the 5200 block of Northland Ave. when someone in a black Dodge Challenger opened fire. One person was hit in the arm, another in the hip and the third in the leg.

One of the victims stayed on Northland while the other two ran to surrounding streets. All three were taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Neighbors told News 4 they heard as many as 20 rounds being fired.

“I’m very concerned about them and the neighborhood also. It’s scary because they could have been shot and I could have been shot,” said Lisa Johnson.

Police say they have identified two men, 17 and 21, as wanted suspects in the case.

About 10 minutes later, a 21-year-old man was walking in the 3900 block of Lee when he heard five shots fired.

He felt pain and realized he’d been shot in the leg. He was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police have not said whether they believe the shootings were connected. Anyone with information on the incidents is asked to call local authorities.