St. Louis tallies 75th homicide overnight, at least four others shot

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-More violence on the streets of St. Louis overnight. Three people shot in two different incidents, including one homicide.

The city’s 75th homicide this year happened at an apartment building in south St. Louis at Chippewa at Morganford. Police say Jeremy McCartney, 24, was shot in the chest and killed. Police discovered the victim after officers were flagged down by a witness around 3:00am Sunday. They officers were actually on their way to another call but re-routed to the scene to investigate. Police have no suspects.

For comparison, at the end of May 2014, there had been 52 homicides in the city of St. Louis.

The murder happened about an hour after two other people were shot in Sr. Marie Charles Park in south St. Louis. In that case, two 22-year-old men were wounded. Police say that the two were with friends, drinking in the park, when a fight broke out.  Investigators think that the two victims actually shot each other. One was shot in the abdomen and foot.  The other was also shot in the abdomen. Both are listed in critical condition.

The double shooting scene and the murder at Chippewa and Morganford are about three miles and just ten minutes apart.

On Saturday, around 7:00pm, a 19-year-old man was walking in the area of Lee and Clarence in north St. Louis. He heard gunshot and then realized he’d been shot in the leg. Police say that man is listing in stable condition.

And around 6:45pm Saturday, a 27-year-old man was walking at West Florissant and Emerson, across from Calvary Cemetery, when he heard gunshots and felt pain in his abdomen. Two people helped the victim and called police. The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen and is listed as stable. In this case, police are looking for a black male suspect with a medium complexion, brown eyes, black hair. He was driving a gold Pontiac Grand Prix with tinted windows.