Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Teen Shot Dead in University City Was Grandson of Former Schools Chief

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Teen Shot Dead in University City Was Grandson of Former Schools Chief

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UNIVERSITY CITY * The grandson of a former superintendent of University City schools was killed in a double shooting Wednesday, authorities say.

The victim, 17, was a junior at Lieberman Learning Center. Authorities identified him as Taylor Simpson and gave an address for him in the 500 block of Versailles Drive in Florissant.

Police say he was shot about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the 8300 block of Braddock Drive. The motive was unclear.

University City Police Capt. Fredrick Lemons II said Simpson was shot multiple times. He died at a hospital.

Two other victims had minor injuries. One was grazed by a bullet. He was treated and released from a hospital; the third suffered some scrapes but wasn't shot. He refused medical treatment, Lemons said.

The survivors and other witnesses told police that two people in a dark-colored sedan drove by and opened fire. …

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