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Five shootings in St. Louis leave at least two people critically hurt

Five shootings in St. Louis leave at least two people critically hurt

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In a nine-hour span Friday, police responded to at least five different shooting scenes that left two people critically injured.

At 1:50 p.m., a 17-year-old man was shot in the leg and back at Newby Street and Baden Avenue. Police said he was stable at a hospital.

Then at 4:15 p.m., a 40-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound to the head at Enright and Academy avenues. Police said the man was in critical and unstable condition. He had been driving a car when it high another car, causing that driver to lose control and crash into the front porch of a building in the 5600 block of Enright.

The third shooting happened at 4 p.m. when a 17-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the hand was taken to a hospital. He was conscious and breathing. He told police he was shot near Page and Skinker.

Just after 11 p.m., a 22-year-old man was shot in the leg in the 1100 block of Tamm Avenue. Police said he was standing in the street in the 6500 block of Manchester when he heard gunshots; he didn't see anyone shooting.

The final shooting Friday was reported at 11:23 p.m. at 14th and Market streets when two people got into an argument on a sidewalk. Police said the 35-year-old victim began to walk away but turned and saw the suspect pointing a gun at him. As the victim turned to run, he was shot in the back and the foot. Police said he was conscious and taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition. Police later said the incident happened at 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

Police released a few other details about the shootings on Saturday.

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