Thursday, March 21, 2019

Hooded Gunman Opens Fire in Video Released by St. Louis Police

Posted By on Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 8:50 AM

click to enlarge A gunman was caught on video during a March 18 shooting. - COURTESY ST. LOUIS POLICE
  • A gunman was caught on video during a March 18 shooting.

St. Louis cops hope a surveillance video of a gunman firing on a fleeing man will help solve an assault case in north city.

The shooter, who has the hood of his sweatshirt pulled over a baseball cap, ambushed his victim on March 18, minutes after 8 p.m. The attack took place near the intersection of West Florissant Avenue and Anthlone Avenue, right across the street from O'Fallon Park. 

The 38-year-old victim was shot in the face, police say. He was taken to a hospital where his condition was considered critical but stable.

In the video, the shooter is shown firing two shots as he runs toward the man, who bolts out of the frame. He squeezes off a third shot as he stops and then a fourth while backpedaling away.

Police ask anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

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