Bel-Ridge man shot in stomach dies from injuries
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police say a 48-year-old man has died after being critically injured in a St. Louis shooting last week.
Officers said they found Michael Pankins of Bel-Ridge conscious last Monday night after discovering he was shot in the stomach. But they say he didn't give them any information about the shooting. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition, where he later died.
His death has been ruled a homicide. Police have not yet announced any arrests.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch said his death is one of at least 19 homicides so far this year in the city. The total excludes two people fatally shot by city police.
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