Aerials: Suspect wrecks after shooting at SLU Hospital

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 11 at 4:47 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – Police say a manhunt is underway near downtown St. Louis in connection to a shooting at St. Louis University Hospital on Wednesday.

Officials said an armed suspect and a detective were involved in an altercation on the ramp to St. Louis University Hospital's emergency room around 2 p.m. when a gun discharged.

Authorities said it was not known whether it was the suspect’s or detective’s gun that went off. No injuries were reported.

According to officials, the suspect was taken into custody at the hospital.

Police said another suspect who was at the hospital fled the scene in a car before wrecking near the intersection of Lindell and Kingshighway. It was not immediately known how that suspect was connected to the shooting at SLU Hospital.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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