A woman and man survived separate drive-by shootings.
At times during the two-hour hearing, Dotson admitted the obvious – that the crime rate in St. Louis has outpaced the ability of the existing police force to keep up.
Three double-shootings in St. Louis, one in Berkeley. One shot at Metro station.
Bill perfected in voice vote, final passage expected Monday.
St. Louis police are investigating three more shootings, including the murder of 32-year-old Michael Atkins.
UPDATE: Officers said Sunday that three victims have died and one other is clinging to life
One victim in an alley for two hours before police were called
One victim can’t talk to police because he was shot in the face. Another is refusing to talk.
Police say one victim is in critical condition, the other is stable.
Both victims showed up at the hospital and are expected to recover.