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4 teenagers in custody after shots fired outside New Life Evangelistic Center in downtown

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Four people are in custody after allegedly firing shots in front of Rev. Larry Rice's New Life Evangelistic Center and leading police on a chase in downtown St. Louis. Four people are in custody after allegedly firing shots in front of Rev. Larry Rice's New Life Evangelistic Center and leading police on a chase in downtown St. Louis.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Four teenagers are in custody after allegedly firing shots near Rev. Larry Rice's New Life Evangelistic Center and leading police on a chase before crashing in downtown St. Louis.

Just before 4 a.m. a 48-year-old man reported being in the 4300 block of Grove when a green Hummer with the suspects inside approached him and the suspects demanded his money. The victim dropped his property on the ground and reported hearing gunshots as he ran away from the suspect. Police said the suspects did not take the victim's dropped property.

Roughly 30 minutes later, a 42-year-old man reported that he was sitting in front a residence in the 1400 block of Locust when a green Hummer stopped. When a suspect exited the vehicle, the victim began walking away from the area. While walking away, the victim told police he heard gunshots being fired at him from the suspect.

A nearby officer attempted to pull the Hummer over when he saw it traveling west on Market and Eighth. The vehicle accelerated, ran a red light and struck a tree at Market and North 20th, at which time the suspects ran from the Hummer.

Additional officers responded and were able to take all four suspects into custody. Police said a firearm was recovered next to the crashed Hummer.

An officer that was pursuing the vehicle slid into the fallen tree the Hummer had hit. The officer was not injured.

According to police, two of the suspects are 17 years old and the other two are 18 years old.

No injuries were reported during the incident.

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