Two More Shootings on Labor Day Bring the Holiday to Bloody, Non-Fatal Close


An additional pair of shootings was reported to St. Louis Police on Monday, bringing a wet holiday weekend to a bloody end.

At 6 p.m. Monday, police report that a 16-year-old black young man was stopped by a pair of black young men on bicycles in the 3700 block of Penrose Street in the Fairground Park neighborhood. The pedestrian recognized one of the cyclists, who pointed a black handgun at him and told him not to run or he'd be shot. The young man ran, and was shot in the right foot, right thigh and right shin. He's currently in stable condition at the hospital.

The two suspects are described as young black men ages 15 to 16, both of them short with medium builds. One had low-cut hair and was wearing black clothing. The other had dreadlocks. The police continue to investigate the shooting.

The second shooting was reported at 10:30 p.m. Police were called to a local hospital to question the victim, a 41-year-old black man. He told police he was being given a ride home by an unknown person when the two mutually agreed to conduct a narcotics transaction. During the deal, the 41-year-old was shot in the left thigh by the driver.  He was not able to tell police where the shooting occurred or what his assailant looked like.


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