Police investigate shooting after victim was taken to hospital

Police say the victim’s death is “imminent”, so homicide detectives are handling the ongoing investigation.

ST. LOUIS — Police are investigating after a gunshot victim arrived at a St. Louis-area hospital with serious injuries late Thursday night.

St. Louis police say officers were at an area hospital on an unrelated mission around 11 p.m. when hospital security told them a victim was being treated for gunshot wounds to the head.

Police say the victim’s death is “imminent”, so homicide detectives are handling the ongoing investigation.

Police say the victim was dropped off at the hospital and the person who dropped him off did not stay.

The location of the shooting was listed as unknown and police did not know the victim’s name or age.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Homicide Division directly at 314-444-5371 or leave anonym with CrimeStoppers by calling 866-371-8477.

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Resources for Victims of Crime

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Better Family Life is a non-profit community development organization that works to “stabilize inner city neighborhoods”. One aspect of its mission is an armed violence de-escalation program.

Life Free from Violence “helps people injured by stabbings, gunshots or assaults receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence.” violence.”

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has an anti-crime program called the “Safety Net for Youth Initiative”, which is a joint partnership with St. Louis Public Schools to provide services to at-risk youth.

Cure Violence is an international organization that recently launched in a handful of neighborhoods in St. Louis. Violence Disruptors are trained to defuse violent situations within their own communities.

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