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Friday, January 24, 2014

Homicides No. 8 & 9: Shootings Leave Two Men Dead 7 Minutes, 4 Miles Apart

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Two men were shot in the torso and left by drive-by gunmen to die on the street just seven minutes and four miles apart Tuesday night.

Elijah Robinson, 31, from the Spanish Lake neighborhood, was shot at a Central West End bus stop in the 4400 block of Forest Park Avenue at 8:30 p.m. Witnesses say Robinson got out of a vehicle when another car pulled up and men inside started shooting.

Robinson was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The CWE bus stop where Elijah Robinson was shot. - GOOGLE MAPS
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  • The CWE bus stop where Elijah Robinson was shot.

The bullets also hit a second victim, a 41-year-old man who was in critical condition, in the abdomen.

See also: 2014 St. Louis Homicide No. 1: Patrick Davis Shot By the Man He Was Trying to Rob

At 8:37 p.m. that night, police got another call for shots fired in the Greater Ville neighborhood.

Michail Gridiron, 26, was shot in the torso, abdomen and legs near his home in the 3000 block of Rolla Place.

The 3000 block of Rolla Place, where Michail Gridiron lived and died. - GOOGLE MAPS
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  • The 3000 block of Rolla Place, where Michail Gridiron lived and died.

Gridiron and a second victim were in a car when they heard gunshots and tried to flee. The second victim, a 26-year-old man, was struck in the shoulder, arm and leg but is in stable condition.

Witnesses told police a man with a firearm drove north on Rolla Place in a black sedan after the shooting.

Continue reading for the for the full report from police.

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