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ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Unit has been called to a shooting in north St. Louis.

Leah K. Freeman, a spokesperson for the department, says a 21-year-old man was shot in the face in the alley behind the 1700 block of Union at 12:18 p.m.

The victim, identified as Devion Russell-Reed, was transported to an area hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

There's no word yet if police have any suspects.

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