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One killed, teen injured after shooting in Hamilton Heights neighborhood

Ethan Jones, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene, according to police on Friday.
Credit: KSDK
Shooting at Hodiamont Avenue & Romaine Place

ST. LOUIS — One man was killed and one teenager was injured in a Wednesday afternoon shooting in St. Louis' Hamilton Heights neighborhood.

St. Louis officers responded shortly after 1:50 p.m. to a shooting call in the 1300 block of Hodiamont Avenue.

Police said they found a 14-year-old boy suffering from gunshot wounds. He was taken to an area hospital where his vitals were listed as stable.

A 21-year-old was also found at the scene suffering from gunshot wounds and was not conscious or breathing. He was transported by EMS to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police identified him Friday as Ethan Jones of Riverview.

A homicide investigation is underway.

There is no information on possible suspects at this time.

This is a developing story. 5 On Your Side will continue to update this story as information becomes available.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Homicide Division directly at 314- 444-5371, or anyone with a tip who wants to remain anonymous and is interested in a reward can contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (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 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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