Police investigating 151st homicide in the city

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-  St. Louis homicide detectives busy again after a young man was shot and killed in north St. Louis. It happened around 9a.m. on Marcus Avenue near Northland. Investigators say people in the area heard several shots fired. They came out to see a young man in his early 20`s shot in the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say there were nine shots fired.

Loved ones of the victims raced to the area. They were very emotional---many crying and upset. Some tried to get to the body but police had to hold them back.

Detectives canvassed the neighborhood talking to people and searching for clues. However, at this point police have no suspects.

This was St. Louis 151st murder of this year.

We are fast approaching the homicide total for all of 2014 which was 159.