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Robbery suspects taken into custody at hospital after shooting

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ST. LOUIS ( – Two robbery suspects were taken into custody at the hospital after a shooting in the Shaw neighborhood Tuesday night.

A 37-year-old woman was walking to a family member’s home when a 20-year-old man approached her, showed a gun and announced a robbery around 8:15 p.m. The woman gave the man her purse.

After giving the man her purse, a 48-year-old man inside a nearby home opened his front door and saw the robbery taking place in the 4000 block of Castleman. After seeing the robbery, the man fired shots at a 20-year-old suspect who was assisting in the robbery, officials said.

The man’s gunfire struck the suspect in the buttocks, at which time both suspects entered a silver truck that was being driven by the suspect who stole the purse.

The truck the suspects were inside then crashed at Lawrence and Castleman. Following the crash, the suspects ran from the area on foot, but were later found at the hospital.

While at the hospital, both suspects were taken into custody. The suspect that was shot was listed in stable condition.

The investigation is ongoing.

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