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Suspect on the run after robbing, shooting man, exchanging gunfire with another

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ST. LOUIS ( – A suspect is on the run after shooting a man and exchanging gunfire with another in The Ville neighborhood Tuesday.

The suspect approached a 58-year-old man in the 3500 block of Clay, produced a firearm and demanded his property around 11:20 a.m. After taking the victim’s wallet, the suspect fired a gunshot, striking the man in the stomach.

After firing the shot, the suspect ran through an alley to the 4000 block of Lexington, approached a 43-year-old man and attempted to take his vehicle. The victim and suspect exchanged gunfire before the latter left the scene on foot. The victim was not injured.

The first victim went to the area of Newstead and Market, where the police department was contacted. He was taken to the hospital in critical, stable condition. His wallet was found at the scene, police said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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