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1 dead after shooting in downtown St. Louis


Police believe the victim is around 15-17 years old.

ST. LOUIS — A person was found fatally shot early Saturday in downtown St. Louis.

According to St. Louis police, a male victim was found shot shortly before 1:40 a.m. in the 400 block of North 10th Street. Police believe the victim is around 15-17 years old.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Police have not released any further information about the victim. 

St. Louis police’s Homicide Division is investigating the fatal shooting.

This story will be updated as information is confirmed by 5 On Your Side. 

Resources for crime victims:

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

Better Family Life is a nonprofit community development organization working to “stabilize inner-city neighborhoods.” One aspect of its mission is a gun violence de-escalation program.

Life Outside of Violence “helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence.”

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has an anti-crime program called “Safety Net for Youth Initiative,” which is a joint partnership with St. Louis Public Schools to provide services to at-risk youth.

 Cure Violence is an international organization that has recently launched in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to deescalate violent situations within their own communities

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