4 hurt in a St. Louis shooting

4 hurt in a St. Louis shooting
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Nine people were shot at a private Kansas bar Sunday morning, and authorities say the assailant is on the run. Four of the shooting victims died inside the bar, Tomasic said. The five other shooting victims are hospitalized in stable condition Sunday. (KSHB)

Four people were shot and injured while attending “a large planned event with several hundred people in an open field,” in St. Louis late Saturday night, police said.

Around 11:43 p.m., officers from the North County Precinct responded to a call for service involving shots fired, according to a news release from the St. Louis County Police Department.

When officers arrived, they found four gunshot victims who were all transported to area hospitals, one with a life threatening injury. The remaining three have injuries that are not life-threatening, police said.

According to police, it appears that during the event a disturbance broke out between several individuals leading to the shots being fired and it does not appear to be a random shooting.

The investigation is “very active” at this time and being led by the St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Persons, according to the department’s release.