18-Year Old Defends Himself With Gun in Downtown St. Louis

A man attacked near Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis pulled a gun and fired shots at the assailants early Saturday morning, police said Monday.

He apparently hit one of the attackers, who suffered injuries to his arm and face, police said.

The victim, 18, told police he was parked in the 1100 block of Lucas Avenue about 3 a.m. Saturday when two men approached and started a fight, the department said in a summary of the incident. The two attackers punched and kicked the victim.

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