1 man dead, 3 hospitalized, including baby, in quadruple North City shooting
NORTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Bullet-covered cars, black tarps covering a dead body, and a swarm of police. It’s the scene dozens of North City neighbors experienced Wednesday afternoon after four people were shot on Kingshighway just north of Bircher Boulevard.
Just before 6 p.m., St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officers responded to shots fired call at the 5000 block of Kingshighway. Lt. Col. Ronnie Robinson said they found a black Nissan Rogue in the middle of a one-way street with multiple victims shot. A 35-year-old man, later identified as John Crawford, was killed. A 37-year-old woman, a 14-year-old girl, and a three-month-old infant are in the hospital.
“We know that there was a vehicle in front of the victims’ vehicle and the victims in the back. The vehicle in front blocked the vehicle with the victims in it, and the vehicle in the back pulled up behind, and the shooters got out. We believe we have multiple shooters at this time, but we don’t know how many,” Robinson explained.
At this time, no suspects are in custody and police do not know who the suspects are. They also haven’t released the makes or models of the cars that boxed in the Nissan Rogue. Police said this incident was targeted.
“We’re trying our best to communicate with our citizens to assure they can trust us and the information they give us is anonymous,” Robinson said.
We talked with several neighbors on North Kingshighway who said crime like this doesn’t really happen on their block.
“In this area we have issues, but we really don’t have anything as big as this. It’s really a quiet neighborhood. My grandma sits on the porch until two or three o’clock sometimes,” Jasmine said.
Jasmine’s family owns a home in the neighborhood near where the shooting happened.
“My family has owned this house for over 100 years. It’s just being passed on from family member to family member,” Jasmine explained.
She said seeing this on her street was really crazy.
Police are asking for any information possible to find the suspects responsible. Anyone with information is urged to call the Homicide Division directly at 314-444-5371, or anyone with a tip who wants to remain anonymous and is interested in a reward can contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).
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