Sisters shot and killed in north St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-Deadly violence again shakes St. Louis overnight. This time, two sisters were shot and killed in north St. Louis. Police were called around 12:15am Sunday for a shooting. They found the victims in a vacant lot at Vandeventer and Labadie Avenues.

The two are identified as Antquonette Hale, 20, and her sister, Tahnaizja Smith, 15, of the 3900 block of Oregon in south St. Louis.  Hale was shot in the back.  Smith had gunshot wounds to her face, arm, and chest. Both were pronounced deceased on the scene.

Witnesses told police they heard gunshots in the area, and later found the victims in the lot. The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information in this fatal shooting case should call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.