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2 dead, 3 sustain injuries in violent St. Louis night

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The sergeant was in his personal vehicle when he was shot in the Central West End The sergeant was in his personal vehicle when he was shot in the Central West End
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Two people were killed and three were injured, including a St. Louis police officer, late Monday night and early Tuesday morning in shootings spanning city neighborhoods from Dutchtown South to the Central West End to the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood.

The violence began around 7:30 p.m. when two men were shot, one of them fatally, in the 5800 block of Lotus in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood. One of the men shot was the nephew of Ward 22 Alderman Jeffrey Boyd, who died of a gunshot wound to the chest.

Alderman Boyd said his nephew and the other victim were getting out of a car when they were ambushed by a gunman. The other victim was shot in the foot and is expected to make a full recovery.

“I’m speaking out in a way to plead to young people, ‘Please put the guns down!’” Boyd said.

Another shooting occurred just blocks away in the 5700 block of Kennerly after 10 p.m. and one man sustained a gunshot wound to his hand, according to police.

Shortly after, a 31-year-old man was found shot in the 3500 block of Bingham near Grand in south St. Louis’s Dutchtown South neighborhood just before 1 a.m. The man was taken to the hospital, where he died.

A police sergeant was ambushed and shot at while working a secondary security position in the Central West End before 5 a.m. on Tuesday.

St. Louis police Chief Sam Dotson said the sergeant was in his personal vehicle wearing full uniform when the suspect began firing shots at him. The sergeant returned fire and told authorities one of his shots may have hit one of the suspects.

“They targeted, they ambushed, they tried to assassinate a police officer,” Chief Dotson said.

The sergeant was shot one time in the torso, but was wearing a bullet proof vest, which prevented serious injuries.

The police officer was released from the hospital later Tuesday morning.

Investigations in all of the shootings are ongoing.

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