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St. Lous police release photo of unidentified suspect in fatal shooting

Brittney Young was identified by police Sunday as the victim.
Credit: SLMPD
A photo of the suspect shows a man with distinctive design.

ST. LOUIS — A 31-year-old woman died after being shot in the chest Saturday night.

St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said Brittney Young was shot at about 8 p.m. Saturday in the 1400 block of Cochran Place in St. Louis' Carr Square neighborhood.

Officers responded to a call for a shooting at 16th Street and Cochran Place to find Young had been taken to a local hospital privately, where she was pronounced dead. 

St. Louis police originally reported Saturday night that the person shot was a 14-year-old girl. Police later updated the age of the victim to 31.

Young's death has been deemed a homicide. Police released a photo Thursday of the suspect. He was wearing a distinctive T-shirt with a smiley face on it.

Credit: SLMPD
A photo of the suspect shows a man with distinctive design.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Louis police Homicide Division at 314-444-5371. To remain anonymous, contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477. 

This is a developing story. More information will be added as it is confirmed. 

Resources for crime victims:

If you have been a victim of a crime or know someone who has been, 5 On Your Side has compiled a list of resources.

Better Family Life is a nonprofit community development organization working to “stabilize inner-city neighborhoods.” One aspect of its mission is a gun violence de-escalation program.

To learn more, call 314-381-8200 or visit https://www.betterfamilylife.org/

Life Outside of Violence “helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence.”

To learn more, call 314-327-6697 or email: ProjectLOV@WUSTL.edu

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has an anti-crime program called “Safety Net for Youth Initiative,” which is a joint partnership with Saint Louis Public Schools to provide services to at-risk youth.

To learn more, visit https://www.ulstl.com/anti-crime-initiative.html

Cure Violence is an international organization that has recently launched in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to deescalate violent situations within their own communities. To learn more, visit https://cvg.org/

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