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Woman, 20, Injured in Fountain Park Shooting

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Photo: KMOX

Photo: KMOX

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A woman is in critical condition after a shooting in the Fountain Park neighborhood on the city’s north side.

It happened around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 1100 block of Aubert, just a couple blocks north of Fountain Park.

Police say someone opened fire on a group of people sitting outside. One bullet hit a 20-year-old woman, possibly in the chest.

The young woman was in critical and unstable condition. Homicide detectives took over the investigation early Wednesday.

Police began so-called “hot spot policing” efforts in the Fountain Park neighborhood and adjacent Lewis Place neighborhood a few weeks ago, making over 20 arrests.

Last week, neighborhood stabilization and board-up crews joined officers to help residents clean up the area.

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