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St. Louis County police investigating fatal shooting aboard MetroLink train

Recommendations from MetroLink security study released

WSP, a consultant hired by the East West Gateway Council of Governments, released its findings and recommendations to improve security and safety on the MetroLink system. Recommendations include more collaboration, cooperation, and communication.
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WSP, a consultant hired by the East West Gateway Council of Governments, released its findings and recommendations to improve security and safety on the MetroLink system. Recommendations include more collaboration, cooperation, and communication.

An argument aboard a MetroLink red line train Wednesday ended with the shooting death of one of the men involved, St. Louis County Police say.

St. Louis County officers were called to the St. Charles Rock Road station at about 11:50 a.m. An adult man with a gunshot wound was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to a police department release, two men argued aboard the eastbound train. As the train stopped at the station in the 7000 block of St. Charles Rock Road, one of the men produced a firearm and shot the other. The shooter exited the train and fled on foot, police say.

Neither the victim or the suspected shooter have been identified pending further investigation by the St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Persons.

MetroLink trains were limited to a single track between the Wellston and Rock Road stations as police investigated, but resumed service by 4 p.m. Shuttles that were carrying passengers to and from the Rock Road Station were canceled. MetroLink said in a news release that passengers may experience 5 to 10 minute delays as trains resume their regular schedules.

Those with information are asked to contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210. To remain anonymous or potentially receive a reward, they also may contact CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.

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