Police are investigating after three people shot a tourist landmark in downtown St. Louis.
The shooting occurred before 11 pm. In Citygarden, near the market and the ninth streets. The victims were two women and a man. Details of their injuries were not revealed, but the police said that all the victims were conscious and breathing when the officers arrived.
The police say that at least 10 shots were fired.
Citygarden is a urban carving garden covering two blocks along Market Street. It houses nearly 30 sculptures, along with fountains and flowers.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper reported that gunfire could be heard from the town hall, three blocks away, as protesters were gathered to urge Lida Croson Mayor to resign. Croison criticized last month after reading the names and addresses of some of the people who urged the city to stop funding the police station.