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St. Louis police investigate two shootings, at least one fatal

St. Louis police investigate two shootings, at least one fatal


ST. LOUIS •  St. Louis homicide detectives were investigating after a man was shot in the head shortly before 10 tonight near Union Station.

The shooting happened near Market and 18th streets and followed a fatal one earlier tonight in the 5200 block of Highland Avenue.

Homicide detectives were called to both scenes, although it was unclear if the man shot near Union Station had died.

The earlier incident happened at about 6:50 p.m. Two people were shot, one in the arm and one in the stomach. One of the victims died, police said.

The shooting happened  between Kingshighway and Union Boulevards, just north of Martin Luther King Drive.

At the scene near Union Station, police responded to a call of shots fired and found a man, 25-35 years old, on the ground with a gunshot wound to the head. He was lying on the ground on the north side of The Meeting of the Waters Fountain in Aloe Plaza, just outside Union Station.  He was taken to a hospital.  

Homicide detectives responded to the scene, and a commander said they initially had no witnesses and were gathering surveillance tapes from nearby buildings.

No other details about either shooting were immediately available.

Editor's note: The shooting near Union Station was initially reported to be a homicide. Police later would not confirm that the victim had died.

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