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Police are investigating a string of shootings across St. Louis on Memorial Day weekend that have killed at least four people and wounded 13 others.
The first reported incident involved a man dropped off at a hospital Saturday evening with a gunshot wound; he was said to be in critical condition. Two hours later, another man in his 30s drove home after he was shot in the face, investigators said.
A double shooting in the Kingsway West neighborhood just hours later left one man dead and a teenager injured after he was shot in the foot.
Thirty minutes later, a teen was rushed to the hospital after he was shot in the chest by an acquaintance who was playing with a gun, according to police. Officers said the boy later died in the hospital.
Shortly after midnight Sunday, a man was gunned down in his car and died from his injuries, investigators said.
Again in the Kingsway West neighborhood around 1 a.m., another shooting unfolded, sending four more people to a hospital. Then, around 1:15 a.m., a woman was shot in the Greater Ville neighborhood.
Another shooting left a man injured, and yet another, near a BP gas station at around 3:20 a.m., left one man dead and another in critical condition.
There have been at least 63 homicides in St. Louis City this year, a number that has not dwindled despite the coronavirus pandemic, investigators warned.