1 dead in South City shooting, crash - KMOV.com

1 dead in South City shooting, crash

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

A homicide investigation was launched following a late-night shooting between occupants of two vehicles in south St. Louis. 

The shooting occurred just before midnight in the 4300 block of California Avenue, in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood.

Responding officers found 18-year-old Leland Butler, of the 3600 block of Michigan, with a gunshot wound to the head. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Witnesses on the scene told News 4 that two vehicles, a yellow car and a red car, were firing shots at one another. The yellow vehicle, a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, struck and knocked down a utility pole. 

At this time, no other injuries were reported. It is not known if the victim found at the scene was driving the yellow vehicle. 

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