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2 dead, child shot in apparent murder-suicide in north St. Louis County

The 5-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound

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.

Credit: Photo provided by family

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.

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