ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Police investigating a shooting in North St. Louis that left one person dead and two others injured said two of the victims were likely not targeted.
Police said the shooting happened at the intersection of Adelaide Avenue and Hall Street before 3:00 Thursday afternoon.
A man believed to be in his fifties was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at a local hospital. A second victim was found in a vehicle in the area of Adelaide and West Florissant with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. That victim, who was reportedly conscious, was rushed to a hospital. A third victim was hit by shattered glass when their vehicle was shot.
Witnesses told police several cars were stopped at a red light at Adelaide and Hall when men driving the other direction got out of their vehicle and began firing a high-power weapon. Witnesses said the people struck were not targeted. All three victims were allegedly bystanders at the red light.
Shortly after the shooting, a car accident was reported on Interstate 70 at West Florissant involving multiple vehicles. Police have not connected that accident to the shooting on Adelaide Avenue.
Police are searching for a black or silver Dodge Charger with no license plates in connection with the shooting. A source familiar with the situation tells News 4 police are investigating multiple crimes involving a similar vehicle. The Charger was reportedly stolen Wednesday and was connected to several crimes in Illinois, as well as the strong-arm robbery of a set of earrings from Vincent Jewelers in Creve Coeur Thursday morning.
Police said the suspects in the Creve Coeur robbery were two African American men. Police have not directly tied the shooting to the other string of crimes.
A police officer reportedly saw the suspect on Interstate 170 north of I-70, but did not pursue it.