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MLK bridge closed after police respond to shots fired

Police shut down Martin Luther King Bridge to traffic Wednesday morning, resulting in significant traffic delays.

Police responded to a "shots fired" call on the bridge around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to KMOV. When they arrived, they found an abandoned car that appeared to be damaged.

Westbound lanes of the bridge were closed throughout the morning. Around 7 a.m, both lanes of the bridge re-opened, but slowdowns were still expected, KMOV reported.

The car was found crashed, facing the wrong way on the exit ramp near the Lumière Place casino, St. Louis Post Dispatch reported

Significant delays were predicted for those traveling from Illinois into St. Louis via Interstate 64, KMOV reported.

Kaley Johnson: 618-239-2526, @KaleyJohnson6

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