Paramedic Chaun Williams shot outside laundromat

4:35 PM, Jun 9, 2011   |    comments
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Video: St. Louis paramedic shot outside laundromat

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By Sharon Stevens

University City, MO (KSDK) - A St. Louis EMT is fighting for his life this afternoon after being shot several times.

Investigators said Chaun Williams was off-duty when he was shot at a University City Laundromat just after 10 p.m. in the 7200 block of Balson Avenue. Dozens of shell casings were recovered at the scene.

Williams was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he remains listed in critical condition. St. Louis fire officials said he's had multiple surgeries and faces additional procedures.

Williams joined the department three years ago and is stationed at Engine House No. 2 in downtown St. Louis. St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson described Williams as an excellent worker. Williams has been a paramedic with the department since February 2008.

No arrests have been made.

A motive for the attack has not been established and police are asking anyone who knows anything about the shooting to contact University City Police at 1-314-725-2211 ext. 8010, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-866-371-8477.


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