ST. LOUIS — Gunfire appears to have done more damage in the city on Saturday than the coronavirus, police reports show.
During a period that stretched over 10 hours, there were at least 10 people shot in St. Louis. Two men were killed in the incidents.
Here’s a summary of Saturday’s crime log:
• At 1:14 p.m, near the intersection of Delmar and Taylor, 28-year-old Roderick Williams had a gunshot wound to his head and torso. “Not conscious and not breathing,” the police blotter says. The report was later updated to say that the victim was dead.
• At 4:27 p.m., in the 3000 block of North Florissant Avenue, a 28-year-old male was shot in the chest.
• At 6:43 p.m., in the 3600 block of Michigan, a male was shot. The report was updated to say the victim was a juvenile, shot in the leg.
• At 8:07 p.m., in the 3100 block of Providence Place, a 54-year-old male was shot. “Unconscious and barely breathing,” the terse report says. Later, the report is updated to say “homicide requested.” It was updated again to say that the man died at the hospital, and to adjust the time of the shooting.
• Then, at 8:10 p.m., four people are shot in the 3500 block of Arkansas. The report said that all the victims, a 50-year-old man, a 40-year-old man, a 56-year-old man and a 36-year-old woman, were in stable condition at a hospital.
• At 8:15 p.m., a 32-year-old woman was shot in the back in the 4500 block of Mary Avenue.
• At 11:26 p.m., police said a gunshot victim with a leg wound flagged down an officer at Kingshighway and Waterman. Police said the 56-year-old man claimed the shooting happend at Aubert and Fountain.
Like most preliminary police reports, details were sketchy; times for some of the shootings were adjusted between Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Names of victims won’t be released until families are notified and the work week begins.
On Saturday, St. Louis reported 10 more people tested positive for COVID-19.
The city recorded no new deaths from the disease.
Updated at 9:50 a.m. Sunday.
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