Police identify victim in north city homicide

ST. LOUIS - Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department have identified the 21-year-old victim of a shooting that took place earlier this week in the St. Louis Place neighborhood.

According to police, the shooting happened just after 1:30 p.m. on January 27 in the 1500 block of Montgomery Street. Police were told the victim had already been brought to a local hospital by witnesses.

The victim, identified as Erick Burney, had been shot in the chest and legs and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Witnesses told police Burney was walking west on Montgomery when a vehicle pulled up and an individual in the car began shooting at him.

Anyone with information on the investigation is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.


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