2 late-night St. Louis City shootings believed to be connected

Police vehicle in the 2300 block of South Jefferson after a man was shot Wednesday (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Two late-night shootings in St. Louis City are believed to be connected.

Police were first called to the 800 block of Harlan in north St. Louis after a man was shot in the leg around 9 p.m. Wednesday.

About 30 minutes later, officers received a report of a home invasion and shooting in south St. Louis City in the 2300 block of South Jefferson. Police said a man in his 60s was shot in the leg at the location.

Officers received a call about a shooting and found a 67-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his back. Police say there were five other victims located inside the home when a 23-year-old man armed with a gun entered the residence and demanded money.

After a fight broke out, the suspect shot the 67-year-old in the back. Another victim, 29, was able to get his own gun and shot the suspect in the leg. The suspect continued to fire shots as he ran out of the home.

Police say a 32-year-old man saw the shooting and attempted to intervene and shot back at the suspect as well. The victim, 32, struck the suspect's vehicle as he drove off.

Police have arrested the suspect in custody without incident.

The suspect was transported to the hospital where he was listed in stable condition.

The 67-year-old man was transported to a local hospital where he was listed as stable.

No other victims were physically injured during the incident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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