Construction crew falls victim to drive-by shooting near Lumiere - KMOV.com

Construction crew falls victim to drive-by shooting near Lumiere Casino

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By Daniel Fredman By Daniel Fredman

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A bullet and a bruise are two of the clues left behind after a bizarre drive-by shooting that put the lives of several construction workers at risk

The shooting happened shortly after 10:00 a.m. Monday a block north of the Lumiere Place Casino in downtown St. Louis, where construction crews have been working to build a new parking lot.  A car was driving south on 2nd Street, near Biddle, when four men inside put guns out of the window and started shooting at the construction site, witnesses told police.

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One worker was struck by a bullet that ricocheted off something and hit him in the side of the head. That worker fell to the ground, leaving him with a red mark and a bruise.  Witnesses said about a dozen bullets were fired, but no one was seriously hurt.
 
One worker told News 4 they have not had problems with anyone in the area and did not know why they would be targeted. 
 
After the shooting, one of the subcontractors pulled out of the job. 
 
A spokesperson for Lumiere Casino wouldn't say whether surveillance cameras caught the drive-by shooting on tape. Without video, police have only a vague description of the suspects.

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