St. Louis community comes together for local musician who was brutally attacked in Soulard


SOUTH ST. LOUIS ( - The St. Louis community is coming together for a local musician who was brutally attacked in Soulard. Tom Hall says he was punched and kicked multiple times to the ground while he was on his daily evening walk. His injuries are extensive.

Hall is suffering from a broken nose, three of his teeth were knocked out, he also can barley see out of his right eye. Hall has been experiencing severe muscle spasms and sharp pains around it.

To make matters worse, Hall doesn't have medical insurance. That is where the St. Louis Community is stepping in. A blues bar and cafe in Soulard where Hall has played at, Hammerstone's , is holding a fundraiser to help with those medical bills.

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"We are collecting money behind the bar and we are also donating 50% of our pancake sales. We sold some pancakes this morning and we are going to be doing it all week," says Cory Hammerstone, the general manager.

That is not all. Hall's daughter has also set up a Go Fund Me Account. At last check, over $16,000 was already raised. The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's office also reached out reached out to KMOV to get in touch with Hall to tell him about the Missouri Crime Victims Compensation Fund. It's a program that financially assists people who have sustained physical or psychological injury as a result of a violent crime.

Hall spoke with reporter Lauren Pozen today and said he is humbled by this outpouring of support.

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