ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — A man and woman are dead and a young boy was shot in an apparent murder-suicide Monday night in unincorporated St. Louis County, police said.
The St. Louis County Police Department said officers from the North County Precinct responded to a burglar alarm at 11:30 p.m. in the 11800 block of Seven Hills Drive. They found a man and a woman suffering from gunshot wounds; both were pronounced dead on scene.
Officers also found a 5-year-old boy with a gunshot wound. He was rushed to an area hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.
Family identified the woman as 34-year-old Kiaunu Jones, and police later identified the man as 29-year-old Darshe Jackson.
The investigation revealed Jackson shot Jones and the child and then shot himself, police said. They were involved in a romantic relationship and the child was their son.
Police said the boy's condition continues to improve at an area hospital.
The St. Louis County Bureau of Crimes Against Persons is leading a homicide investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the department at 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.
This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.