ST. LOUIS - St. Louis City Police are investigating a murder that happened in a home near a north St. Louis church. The incident left church goers praying for the violence to end.
Inside EL Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, you will find love, and peace.
However, on Sunday morning it was a different story across the street from the church; where police found a man dead with multiple gunshot wound inside a home. "Every weekend it's always something on this corner, on this street every week," said Ol Donaldson.
Many residents say they are fed up with the violence.
Church goers had to see the crime scene as they prepared for morning service. " We have had several incidents that have happened near this church. We had a man shot right here not too long ago when church service was going. That did not stop us, God’s got our back.
Bullets shattered the front windows of the home.
Detectives searched a trash can in front of the home and found bloody clothes and other items that will assist with the investigation.
One man was taken into custody for questioning. It's unclear at this point what role he may have played in the crime.
Religious leaders say their hearts go out to the victim's family and the community must work with police to end the violence.
Police say an investigation is ongoing.