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'Business As Usual' For Ballpark Village, Busch Stadium After Fatal Shooting

Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III says they are looking at ways to increase security as baseball returns to Busch Stadium, Tuesday.

April 30, 2018 - 5:34 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) -  After one victim is dead and other reportedly still in the hospital with a gunshot wound, St. Louis Cardinals president Bill DeWitt III says he doesn't believe the Sunday night shooting at Ballpark Village could have been prevented. 

"Disgusted, alarmed and sad," DeWitt said Monday, during a press conference inside Busch Stadium. 

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Shots rang out around 8 p.m., Sunday, during a private party at the Budweiser Brew House. The gunfire started after an argument, police say, and two innocent bystanders were hit – killing 38-year-old Corey Hall of Spanish Lake and injuring another 36-year-old man, who is in serious condition with a wound to his pelvic area.

DeWitt says he and the developers of Ballpark Village, Cordish Company, are looking at ways to increase security, as the Cardinals return home to play at Busch Stadium on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday through Sunday. 

"It will be business as usual, we need to get ready for that," DeWitt says. "We've all taken a pause today to make sure that we look really hard at what were doing ... and we feel good that this is a safe place to be on both sides of the street. And will be going forward."

Police are still looking for the person who shot Hall and the other man. Hall was celebrating his 38th birthday on Sunday and had just gotten married April 15. He leaves behind two daughters.
Detectives are trying to identify the shooter. If you can help, you are asked to call St. Louis Police or Crimestoppers at 866-371-TIPS.