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Police looking for 2 people in connection with shooting death of 19-year-old in Ferguson

Police said they are looking for the two people seen in the security images above in connection with the shooting

FERGUSON, Mo. — Police in Ferguson, Missouri, are looking for two people in connection with the shooting death of a 19-year-old Tuesday afternoon.

Police were called to the 2900 block of Canfield Drive for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound and another person who was assaulted during the incident.

Both victims were taken to the hospital for treatment. The man with a gunshot wound was pronounced dead at the hospital. He was identified as 19-year-old Elijha Walton. The person who was assaulted was treated and released.

Police said the incident started as an argument that escalated to a fight and shots being fired. Police said the suspects knew the victims, but they were able to get away before the police could arrive.

Police said they are looking for the two people seen in the security images above in connection with the shooting.

"Immediately following the shooting, these two individuals are seen leaving the area in a gray Chevy Malibu," a statement from the police department said. 

Anyone with information on their identity or their whereabouts is asked to call the Ferguson Police Department at 314-522-3100 or Crimestoppers at 866-371-8477.

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 between and 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/