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Man dies after shooting on South Grand

Man dies after shooting on South Grand

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Updated at 6:54 p.m. with identity of victim.

ST. LOUIS — A man shot in the stomach in the Dutchtown neighborhood early Saturday has died.

Police said the shooting happened at 3:56 a.m. Saturday in the 4700 block of South Grand Boulevard. The man, identified as Blaine Buchanan, 31, who lived in the same block, was conscious and breathing when police arrived but died later at a hospital.

Police said Buchanan and the suspect, 32, were involved in an argument and then a fight. A shot was fired, and Buchanan was shot in the torso.

The suspect was taken into custody, police said.

Homicide detectives are investigating. No other details were available.

Crime in the Dutchtown neighborhood is up 6.79% over the same six-month period last year. There were 185 violent crimes from July to December 2020.

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