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GREEN PARK — A man was shot in front of his four young children in an apparent road rage incident on Monday afternoon, St. Louis County police said. The man has been taken to a hospital for treatment, and two suspects are in custody.

Police responded to a call in the 6200 block of South Lindbergh Boulevard just after 3 p.m. and found a man in his 40s suffering from a gunshot wound. He was shot in the 6000 block of the same street, police said. At the time of the shooting, his children aged 11, 9, 6 and 3 years old were with him in his car. The children are unharmed.

At about the same time, police pulled over a red Mitsubishi GTS at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Rusty Road for using the shoulder of the road to pass traffic. Two men were inside the car. Police have arrested both men as suspects in the shooting.

The shooting victim, Scott Thomas, 46, "is OK," according to his father, Greg Thomas, who added that his grandchildren are "safe." He declined to comment further.

Scott Thomas is a local barbecue aficionado who has built up an online and social media following, with about 741,000 followers on Instagram and a website known as www.grillinfools.com.

The Post-Dispatch featured him in a story in 2011 when he and his father started up an annual Backyard Barbecue Bash in St. Charles.

He has written for St. Louis and Feast magazines and has  appeared on local television and radio programs.

Police are encouraging anyone with information about the incident to call the Southwest Precinct at 314-638-5550. To remain anonymous, call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

An original version of this story included an incorrect age provided by police for one of the children in the victim's vehicle. This version has been corrected. 


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