ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Authorities are investigating after one person was killed and six others were shot in less than 12 hours in separate incidents throughout the St. Louis area overnight.
At 9:11 p.m. Monday night, authorities responded to a call for a shooting in north St. Louis. Police say a 42-year-old man was running away from a suspect after the two briefly exchanged words in the 900 block of Walton.
According to police, the victim was running southeast across the street while the suspect followed behind him, firing shots. The man suffered a gunshot wound to his knee and a graze wound to his hand. He is currently listed in stable condition at a local hospital.
Police describe the suspect as a black male, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8, medium complexion, thin build who was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
Roughly 20 minutes later, authorities found Timothy J. Roberts, 37, dead in the 8600 block of Riverview. Police say Roberts was shot in the torso and forearm, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
About an hour after the Riverview and McLaran shooting, a 34-year-old man was shot in the head in the 5300 block of North Kingshighway. Authorities say the man is listed in critical, unstable condition.
Fifteen minutes later, a man was shot in the buttocks during a robbery in the 1400 block of Marcus. A 43-year-old man was reportedly shot after two unknown men demanded property from him.
At 11:30 p.m., a 39-year-old man was shot in the thigh at Grand and Delor in south St. Louis. According to police, the victim and his girlfriend were walking to his vehicle when they heard gunshots coming from an unknown direction. Police say the two entered the vehicle to leave when the man noticed he had been shot.
Police say the victim’s girlfriend left the hospital in his vehicle before authorities arrived. Police say the victim’s account of the incident was inconsistent and he refused to identify his girlfriend.
Police say the victim is currently listed in stable condition.
Twenty minutes later, a man was shot in his hip and leg at Lilian and Wren. Police say the 39-year-old man was shot at by suspects who were inside a burgundy Mitsubishi SUV.
Less than nine hours after the last shooting, around 8:40 a.m., a man was shot in the shoulder in the 4700 block of Cote Brilliante. According to police, several suspects were in a red vehicle when they fired shots at the victim. The vehicle was last seen fleeing towards Marcus, police say.
The victim was taken to an area hospital in stable condition.
All investigations are ongoing.