St. Louis matches homicide total for all of last year
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A teenage girl shot to death Monday in St. Louis is the city’s 194th homicide victim in 2020, matching the total for all of 2019 with 3 1/2 months still to go in the year.
Police responded to a call around 6 p.m. in the city’s Riverview neighborhood in far northern St. Louis and found the teenager suffering from a gunshot wound. She died later at a hospital.
Police have not released the victim’s name or age but say she is a minor.
Homicides and non-fatal shootings have spiked to alarming levels since June 1 despite several efforts aimed at curbing violence.
St. Louis has had one of the nation’s highest per capita homicide rates for several years.
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