by Sam Levin
More gun violence claiming lives in the city of St. Louis this week -- with the eighteenth homicide of the year uncovered late last night on a MetroLink platform. The death of Charles Campbell, 33, comes one day after a 46-year-old man died at a gas station after he was shot in the abdomen and only a few days after the Mardi Gras festivities turned violent, prompting police officers to shoot and kill Otis Roberson, 32.
What happened to Campbell?
Police report that MetroLink Security reported that there shots fired on the platform at 2nd Street and Washington, the Laclede's Landing station.
When officers arrived, Campbell was lying on the platform with gunshot wounds to the chest and the groin. There wasn't even enough time to rush him to a hospital; he was pronounced dead on the scene.
The investigation is ongoing and police say there are no suspects at this time.
Campbell was a 33-year-old black male, who lived on North 25th Street in East St. Louis.
See Also: - St. Louis Homicide No. 17: Stacey Adell, 46, Shot, Rushes To Gas Station For Help - Photos: Eight Worst St. Louis Crimes In January 2013 - St. Louis Homicides: Weekend of Violence Claims Three Men -- Nos. 12 - 14 of 2013