Crime Map: Police investigate homicide near Wash U campus


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Posted on June 30, 2013 at 7:33 AM

Updated Monday, Jul 1 at 1:01 PM

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( -- Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed in an apartment building near the Washington University campus on Saturday night.

The shooting happened at 11:45 p.m. in the 5500 block of Pershing Ave.

Police say residents heard arguing in a second-floor hallway, then gunfire. A 22-year-old man was found shot in the chest.

The victim was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The suspect was described as a black male last seen wearing a camouflage jacket.

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