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Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Alfred Marshall: Three Hit, One Dead in St. Louis Shooting, Two Gunmen Flee Crime Scene

Posted By on Tue, Jul 9, 2013 at 2:42 PM

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Two gunmen fired at an apartment complex in north St. Louis yesterday, badly injuring two and killing a third.

Police have identified the homicide victim as Alfred Marshall, 33, who lived on the 2700 block of Semple Avenue where the shooting took place last night. The other two victims -- a 29-year-old male and 25-year-old female -- were taken to the hospital where they were both in serious but stable condition.

The suspects, cops say, are two unknown males who fled on foot from the bloody crime scene last night.

Marshall is the 52nd homicide victim in the city of St. Louis in 2013.

Police say the suspects -- two black males, one wearing a white t-shirt and another in a red t-shirt -- ran west after the shooting, which took place in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood.

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Police say the shooting happened at around 10:40 p.m. and that when cops arrived, they found the victims in the front yard and hallway of the multi-family apartment complex.

Marshall was hit in the abdomen and pronounced dead at the hospital a short while after he arrived. The other two victims were hit in their legs.

Police believe that the suspects fired at the victims in the residence from outside.

Here's the full incident report from metro police:

Incident: Homicide
Location: 2700 block of Semple
Date/Time: 7/08/13 @ 22:40
Victim #1: Alfred Marshall, 33-year old black male of the 2700 block of Semple
Victim #2: 29-year old black male
Victim #3: 25-year old black female
Suspects: 2 unknown black males, one wearing white t-shirt, one wearing red shirt Officers responded to the above location and upon arrival, located the victims in the front yard and in the common hallway of the multi-family apartment complex. Victim #1 sustained gunshot wounds to the left and right side of his abdomen. Victim #1 sustained gunshot wounds to his abdomen and Victim #3 sustained a gunshot wound to her calf. They were all conveyed to a local hospital. Victim #1 was pronounced deceased a short time later. Victim #2 and Victim #3 were both listed in serious/stable condition. Investigation revealed that the victims were fired at by the above suspects while outside their residence. The suspects were last seen on foot running west. The investigation is ongoing.

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