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WELLSTON — Two suspects were taken into custody about 12 hours after a 64-year-old man was fatally shot here Monday.

Officers from the North County Police Cooperative responded Monday morning to the 1500 block of Wellston Place for reports of shots fired. They found Wendell Wright suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He later died at a hospital.

Officers attempted to question the driver of a silver BMW near the scene of the shooting but the driver fled.

The department asked the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis to investigate. Officers saw the car again Monday evening and tried to stop it. Two men ran from the car but were caught and taken into custody, according to a news release.

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Wright was targeted in the attack, authorities said.

Police are asking anyone with information on the case to call Crimestoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS (8477).

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