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1 dead, 2 injured after shooting leads to crash in Berkeley

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An accident in Berkeley left one person dead and two injured (Credit: KMOV) An accident in Berkeley left one person dead and two injured (Credit: KMOV)
BERKELEY (KMOV.com) -

St. Louis police are investigating after one person was found dead and another shot inside a car while responding to an accident in Berkeley Sunday.

At 11:30 a.m., officers responded to the 6300 block of Jefferson Ave for report of a crash. Upon arrival, officers located three men inside a car including a shooting victim that was shot in the lower body.

After a further investigation, police said the occupants were involved in a shooting in 8300 block of Airport Rd. Witnesses told News 4 that a man fired shots out of a SUV at a white Chevrolet Impala in a parking lot of a liquor store. Both vehicles fled the scene shortly after the shooting.

Witnesses said that the Impala sped down Jefferson Ave and struck a parked van on the side of the road before flipping over multiple times. 

The victim was identified as Kevin Knowles II, 23, of St. Louis.

Stevon Brown heard a loud boom nearby and ran outside to help.

"I went into survival mode, no panicking. I just knew I had to save a life because the car was on fire," Brown said. "I didn't want it to blow up or nothing like that. I went into survival mode to help two young brothers' lives or save their lives." 

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene but Brown was able to help two others out of the car.

"I pulled one guy out the passenger seat, he was messed up. I pulled the other guy out of the back seat," Brown said. 

Police said the two men were transported to an area hospital for their injuries.

"It could have been a whole bunch worse," said Brown.

There were several kids playing outside when the car came speeding down the street. Brown said he's just glad he was able to help and no one else was hurt. 

"There's no time for panicking when you see two people struggling for their life," Brown said. 

Anyone with information should contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS(8477) if you have any information regarding the incident.??

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