Police in St. Louis, Missouri are dealing with the aftermath of a half-day crime spree that resulted in 4 deaths and 5 other injuries. The homicides happened within a span of 3 hours, between 6pm and 9pm Sunday evening.
Most of the shootings happened in areas south of Interstate 44, but one of the homicides was in Glasgow Village, where a teenager was fatally shot. Only one of the victims has been identified, and police aren’t sure if the shootings are connected. They have not made any arrests or released any motives for the incidents.
At around 10am on Sunday morning, a 30-year-old man was shot in the thigh. It happened in the 4200 block of South Broadway and the victim was alert when police arrived on the scene.
Then, at noon, a 20-year-old man was shot in the cheek in the 1900 block of Breman Avenue. Police currently have a suspect, but say the victim and witnesses are not cooperating with their investigation.
At 6pm Sunday evening, a 31-year-old woman was shot and killed near Virginia Avenue and Itaska Street, in the Dutchtown neighborhood. She was struck three times in the back and abdomen, and later died at a local hospital.
Around 7pm, St. Louis County police were called to the 100 block of Shepley Drive, where they found an 18-year-old man, Teranne Cooper, Jr., shot inside an apartment building.
At approximately 7:30pm, a man was found dead inside a vehicle in the Marine Villa area near Salena and Miami streets. He later died at the hospital.
And just before 8pm, a 22-year-old man was shot in the left leg at Delor Street and Morganford Road. The man was stable and was taken to a nearby hospital.
Around 9pm, a 19-year-old woman was shot and killed in the 4200 block of Neosho Avenue. The woman was transported to a hospital in a private vehicle, where she later died.
Just before 11:00, a 28-year-old man was shot in the foot in the 2700 block of Meramec Street. He was stable according to police.
Around midnight, in the 4400 block of Taft Avenue, a man sitting on his porch was shot in the hand. He drove to the hospital and is reported to be in stable condition.
At this time, police aren’t sure if any of these shootings are connected to gang activity, and they currently have only one suspect in one of the incidents. Police urge the public to stay vigilant and to report any suspicious behavior.
Anyone with information regarding any of these crimes is urged to contact the St. Louis Police Department. You can call their non-emergency line at 314-231-1212 or by calling CrimeStoppers toll-free at 1-866-371-TIPS (8477). With CrimeStoppers, your tips can remain anonymous.