St. Louis Street Memorial to Gang-Banger Wiped Out in Thunder Storm

18 year-old Vonderrit Myers, Jr. was shot dead by a police officer in St. Louis City Wednesday night.
Myers reportedly shot at the officer three times during a chase.
A 9mm Ruger was recovered from the scene.
The shooting took place around 7:30 PM about a block from the Missouri Botanical Garden, a popular tourist attraction.

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Vonderitt Myers, Jr. shows off his gun with his friends. (PBS)

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GotNews posted several more photos of Vonderrit flashing gang signs.

After his death local grievance activists put up a street memorial for Vonderitt on the southside where he was shot.
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But the street memorial took a hit tonight.
It was flattened by a tree during a thunder storm.
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The fierce storms also flooded several streets in downtown St. Louis Wednesday night.
KMOV reported:

There were many reports of damage and flooding around the News 4 viewing area as storms moved through Wednesday night.

MoDOT said four lanes are closed due to flooding near the I-44/I-55 split just south of downtown. There was also flash flooding on Park Avenue in south St. Louis. Flooding was also reported as a problem in St. Charles, Maryland Heights, and St. Ann.

According to Ameren, around 6,000 customers in the St. Louis area do not have power.

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