ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Two men were killed, and two others were injured in separate shootings that took place across the city Wednesday evening into early Thursday morning.
The first shooting took place around 5:30 p.m. in the 3100 block of Chippewa in south St. Louis. Police say a 26-year-old man was standing outside when he heard gunshots down the street. The victim was struck in the arm and side. Paramedics rushed the victim to the hospital where he was last listed in stable condition.
A few hours later in north St. Louis shortly before 10 p.m., a homeless man was shot multiple times. Police say 62-year-old Carl Pearson, a homeless man, was shot in the leg numerous times. Paramedics transported Pearson to a local hospital but he was pronounced dead upon arrival. Police say they consider the incident a homicide. This happened in the 5500 block of Clemens.
The next shooting occurred just after midnight in the 1300 block of Montclair. Police say suspects in a gray Pontiac Grand Am asked 25-year-old Darrell Leach about where they could buy drugs. The victim says he told the suspects that he didn’t know. Officials say the suspects immediately shot at the victim from the car. The victim was transported to an area hospital. He later died as a result of his injuries.
The last shooting took place on the 1300 block of Gimblin. Just after 4:00 a.m. police say they received a call about a man being shot in the stomach. Paramedics rushed the victim to the hospital and listed him in critical condition. Police say the investigation is ongoing.