Two people are dead after violent night in St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-Violence erupted across St. Louis overnight, including at least one fatal shooting.

Police found the body of a woman in an alley near St. Louis Avenue and north Vandeventer in north St. Louis just before 2:00am. She had been shot three times, with wounds to her face, shoulder, and hand. The victim has not yet been identified.

On Laclede’s Landing, police say an 18-year old man was shot in the shoulder around 1:50am Sunday in the 1200 block of Lenore K. Sullivan. The wounded man drove to the 200 block of Dr. Martin Luther King where he made contact with police officers in the area. The man was taken to the hospital, but immediately left against medical advice.  His condition is unknown. St. Louis Police call the victim “uncooperative”.

Late Saturday night, police responded to the 2700 block of Thomas around 11:30. They found the victim, a 33-year old sitting on the front steps of a residence with multiple gunshots wounds. He had a wound to the side of his head, two gunshot wounds to the chest, and a gunshot wound to his armpit. He was taken to the hospital and is listed in serious condition. The victim is refusing to provide any information about the incident to police.

Around 11:15pm, police were called to Theodore and Riverview in north St. Louis after a man was stabbed in the neck. When they arrived, several witnesses were applying pressure to the wound. The victim, 62-year old Otis Lee Jackson, was transported to a local hospital where he was later died. Investigators determined that Jackson and suspect, his live-in girlfriend, were fighting when the stabbing took place. Police searched and found the 37-year old suspect. The knife used during the incident was recovered at the scene. She has yet to be formally charged.

All investigations are ongoing.


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