Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Homicide Tally at 160 in St. Louis, Six More Than This Time Last Year

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Homicide Tally at 160 in St. Louis, Six More Than This Time Last Year

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ST. LOUIS * After a man was gunned down at a gas station late Wednesday, the city's homicide tally for 2017 was running six higher than this time last year.

Police say the city has had 160 homicides so far this year. Last year on this date, there were 154 homicides, said Leah Freeman, a spokeswoman with the St. Louis Police Department.

The latest victim was a man shot to death at a Shell gas station, 3934 South Grand Boulevard.

The man, 28, whose name had not been released, was killed about 11 p.m. Wednesday in a double shooting there. A man, 26, survived. He showed up later at a hospital. He had been shot multiple times. Another motorist rushed him to a hospital before police arrived at the gas station. The survivor was listed in critical but stable condition. …

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