St. Louis Public Radio News
8:56 am
Tue June 8, 2010

Police chase shooting suspects through three counties

St. Louis, MO – Two people are hospitalized with bullet wounds after a crime spree that began near St. Louis and resulted in a two-state, three-county chase.

Police first responded last night to a south St. Louis County man who had been shot outside his home while investigating noises outside. Soon afterward, police received a report of a second shooting not far away, where a man was robbed at gunpoint, then shot.

Later, suspects were spotted in nearby Jefferson County, and a pursuit began that crossed into St. Louis County, then into St. Clair County, Ill. The chase reached 100 mph before police were able to use spike sticks to stop the car.

Three men were taken into custody. The shooting victims' injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.