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South City business owners, residents “fed up” with BB gun incidents

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Police say business owners and residents of South City are “fed up” with recent incident involving BB guns in their neighborhood. (Credit: KMOV) Police say business owners and residents of South City are “fed up” with recent incident involving BB guns in their neighborhood. (Credit: KMOV)
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Police say business owners and residents of South City are “fed up” with a recent incident involving BB guns in their neighborhood.

Over the course of the past week, police have responded to over a dozen calls about the use of a pellet gun damaging windows on several cars and businesses.

Around midnight on July 10, police said someone inside a red SUV fired several BB gun shots at the restaurant Yaquis on 2728 Cherokee St.

The car sped off north of the business after the incident. Three victims who were seated outside the business suffered minor injuries, but refused medical attention, police say.

The glass window of Yaquis was shattered.

On Tuesday also around midnight, a suspect in a dark-colored SUV, possibly a Suburban, fired pellet gun shots and struck the front of a neighborhood bar, Sandrina’s.

According to police, no one was hurt during this incident.

On the same day, two vehicles in the 3600 block of Oak Hill sustained window damage from a pellet gun.

Multiple calls went out to St. Louis Metropolitan Police on Wednesday and Thursday about numerous vehicles with window damage.

Police responded to the following South City areas during a two-day span:

4800 block of Oletha

3800 block of Connecticut

3600 block of Morganford

3200 block of Roger

4000 block of Utah

4100 block of McDonald

4000 block of Juanita

Co-owner of Hartford Coffee Shop, Brian Shearrer, says three windows and a door now need to be replaced after a BB gun was used to target the shop.

“It’s expensive and frustrating,” said Shearrer.

Then, around 11 pm Sunday, a 21-year-old man said he just finished delivering food to a home at Oak Hill when he was hit in the hand by a pellet gun.

Authorities said the man drove himself to a hospital for treatment.

St. Louis City Police are investigating the following reports and could use the public’s help.

If you have any information about the BB gun shootings, call the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

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