FERGUSON, Mo. — A man found shot inside a car Friday night in Ferguson is thought to be the St. Louis area's first murder of 2021.
Ferguson police responded to the 300 block of S. Dellwood Avenue at 8:22 p.m. They were alerted to the area by a ShotSpotter, which detected multiple gunshots at that location.
Police said officers rendered aid, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
The shooting is believed to be a "targeted assault" and not related to celebratory New Year's Eve gunfire, police said.
The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis, a unit made up of police officers in the St. Louis area, is investigating the incident.