ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A local nightclub host was fatally shot in the early hours of Friday. According to the authorities, the incident occurred in the 9700 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. Police found the victim outside the nightclub with multiple gunshot wounds.
A surveillance video from a nearby church provided some insight into the happenings preceding the incident. The victim was captured engaging in a conversation with an unidentified individual outside the club. After briefly entering the nightclub, the victim reemerged out in the open. At this point, unidentified shots were fired.
Unfortunately, the surveillance footage failed to provide visual evidence of the shooter or the source of the gunshots. Bishop Floyd Williams, serving as the pastor of the church where the surveillance video was obtained from, expressed his sympathy for the affected family.
Williams, a resident and spiritual leader in the area, has witnessed significant violence that has claimed several lives in the community. According to police reports, the victim succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
No suspect or motive has been identified so far in the investigation. “I was raised here in St. Louis. I have seen the area getting worse and worse and not better and better,” Williams remarked on the deteriorating situation, labeling it as an “ongoing struggle.”
The police are encouraging anyone who has information related to the incident to reach out to Crime Stoppers.