Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Fatal Shooting outside North County Bar Marks Parking Lot's Third Homicide in Four Years

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Fatal Shooting outside North County Bar Marks Parking Lot's Third Homicide in Four Years

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY - Police say a man was shot and killed early Sunday morning in a bar parking lot that has been the scene of two other homicides since 2014.

Officers were called about 1:15 a.m. to the shooting outside the Mystic Grille bar at 11824 West Florissant Avenue, and found the body of a man with at least one gunshot wound. The strip mall parking lot is also used by patrons of Cuetopia II Billards & Bar.

The man appeared to be in his 20s, but had not been identified, police said Sunday morning.

A man who was inside Mystic Grille at the time but asked not to be identified said the bar was closing when he heard at least 15 gunshots outside.

The victim had been in the bar earlier that night, but did not appear to get into any confrontations, the man said. …

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