More victims of attack under Saint Louis IX statue identified

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By NewsRadio 1120 KMOX

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - We have an update on the assaults that took place at the statue of Saint Louis IX in Forest Park last weekend. Pictures circulating social media show an older man being hit on the head by at least one suspect and another striking a victim with a stick.

The reported victims were part of a group of Catholics there to pray that the statue is not removed. St. Louis police say detectives have compiled evidence from multiple places in an effort to identify and locate victims and suspects involved in this incident.

At that moment someone in the crowd poured an unidentified liquid on the older man, pictured below protecting his head, and was then attacked by a violent individual, also pictured below attacking the elderly man.3/8 pic.twitter.com/3f42ArYcFl

— Conor Martin (@CMartinForMO) June 28, 2020

A police spokesperson says at this time, detectives have identified several victims but say not all of the victims have contacted the department while others have told police they don't' want to take part in the prosecution of the suspects.

The four victims, all men ranging in age from 19 to 61. No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information can leave an anonymous tip and get a possible reward. Contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).

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