Metro-East News

1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting near MetroLink station

A shooting near a MetroLink station in downtown St. Louis on Friday night left one dead and one injured, according to KSDK.

Just after 9 p.m., two men were shot — one in the head and one in the back — by a shooter near the Union Station MetroLink station.

The shooting comes two months after Bi-State Development approved a $361 million budget that includes $20 million to enhance security on Metro transit.

Officials from St. Clair County, St. Louis City and St. Louis County, as well as members of Bi-State Development came to an agreement in early May on how to improve MetroLink security.

The move came in response to questions about the line’s safety after several shootings, including the fatal shooting of a 57-year-old homeless man on the Busch Stadium MetroLink station platform in March.