Man Shot in the Face Leaving Midtown Nightclub, St. Louis Police Say

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A 34-year-old man leaving a St. Louis nightclub in midtown early this morning was walking to his friend's car when he heard gunshots.

He bent down to the ground to shield himself, police say, but when he stood up again, he felt a sharp pain.

He had been shot in the face.

Was this a random shooting?

It's unclear who might have shot the man or if the victim was in fact the intended target.

Police say that he was shot at around 12:45 a.m. today leaving a club on the 500 block of North Cardinal Avenue by Locust Street.

The report says that after the victim realized he was shot, a friend took him to a local hospital. He was listed in serious, but stable condition police say.

The suspect remains unknown and at large.

Here's the full report from SLMPD.

Incident: Assault 1st (Shooting) Location: 500 block of N. Cardinal Date/Time: 05/20/13 @ 00:45 Victim: 34-year old black male Suspect: Unknown The victim stated he was leaving a nightclub and was walking on N. Cardinal to his friend's vehicle when he heard gunshots. The victim bent down toward the ground to shield himself, but when he stood up, he felt a sharp pain to his face. He victim was conveyed to a local hospital by a friend and was listed in serious/stable condition with a gunshot wound to his face. The investigation is ongoing.

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