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1 person killed, 1 injured in shooting outside former church in Jennings

Police are asking for help locating witnesses to the April 16 shooting.

JENNINGS, Mo. — Two people were shot Saturday afternoon outside of a former church in Jennings, police said.

St. Louis County police said officers responded to the 6300 block of Lillian Avenue around 4:45 p.m., where they found a man and a woman who had been shot inside a red car that was parked in the street in front of a former church.

Michelle Jackson, who said she is mother of the slain man, identified him as 23-year-old Myron Davis.

Credit: Michelle Jackson
Pictured: Myron Davis

A witness said Davis was shot in the head while sitting in the driver's seat of the car. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was taken by ambulance to a St. Louis hospital for treatment of her injuries.

The witness, who declined to give her name, added at least six gunshots were fired by someone inside a blue car with tinted windows.

On Friday, St. Louis County police asked for the public's help locating any possible witnesses to the homicide, either on foot or in vehicles, a department news release said.

The scene is located just north of Interstate 70 between Goodfellow Boulevard and Jennings Station Road.

It's unclear what led up to the shooting.

St. Louis County police have investigated at least 14 homicides in 2022, according to 5 On Your Side data.

Police asked anyone with information to call 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).

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