Fatal north St. Louis shooting

ST. LOUIS – An investigation is ongoing after a man was shot dead in St. Louis early Wednesday morning.

Shortly after midnight, the St. Louis police were called to the 1500 block on McLaran Avenue to shoot. When the officers arrived, they found the victim on the street who was suffering from gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The victim’s car was also in the area. Police said it hit a light pole and had bullet holes in it.

No further information about the shooting, including the victim’s identity, was released.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Division is investigating. Anyone with information about this shooting should call the Homicide Department at 314-444-5371 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477) to remain anonymous.

Resources for crime victims:

If you’ve been the victim of a crime, or know someone who has been, 5 On Your Side has compiled a list of resources for you.

  • Better Family Life is a non-profit community development organization that works to “stabilize inner-city neighborhoods”. One aspect of its mission is a program to de-escalate gun violence. To learn more, call 314-381-8200 or visit https://www.betterfamilylife.org/
  • Living outside of violence “helps people who have been injured by stab, gunshot, or assault get the treatment, support, and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence.” To learn more, call 314-327-6697 or email: [email protected]
  • The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has a crime-fighting program called the Youth Safety Net, a partnership between and Saint Louis public schools to provide services to youth at risk. Further information can be found at https://www.ulstl.com/anti-crime-initiative.html
  • Cure Violence is an international organization recently formed in a handful of neighborhoods in St. Louis. Violence interrupters are trained to de-escalate violent situations in their own communities. Further information is available at https://cvg.org/.

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