Woman dead, man injured in north St. Louis shooting; suspect sought

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating after a man and a woman were shot in the head Thursday in north St. Louis.

The shooting happened about 8:30 a.m. in the 1100 block Canaan Avenue in the Baden neighborhood. Both victims were taken to the hospital for treatment. The woman, identified as 29-year-old Keiva Jones, was pronounced dead and the man was said to be in critical and unstable condition.

The 52-year-old male victim called for a burned out street light to be replaced in an alley. An Ameren sub-contractor came to fill the order. He was in the alley with the utility worker showing him the light, when the suspect approached and shook hands with the victim. The suspect then shot at the light and shot the male victim in the head.

Police said the utility worker ran to his truck and drove away. He stopped a short distance away to try and call the male victim but never received an answer. At some point, the woman was shot in the head. Police said she was related to the male victim.

The utility worker was ultimately unharmed.

Investigators believe the suspect and the male victim knew one another. The suspect fled the scene in a 1990 Chevrolet Silverado, grey/blue in color, with Missouri license plates 3FT420.