ST. LOUIS — Homicide detectives are investigating after two men were shot Sunday evening and one of the men died from his injuries.
Police said they were called to the 5900 block of Goodfellow Boulevard, near the border of St. Louis and Jennings for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a man, later identified as a suspect in the shooting, inside a building suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Officers also found a vehicle with several bullet holes and damage. They said the car had been involved in a crash a block away. A second man, a 29-year-old victim who was a passenger inside the car, was found nearby with several gunshot wounds.
Both men were rushed to a nearby hospital. Police said the man suspected in the shooting died from his injuries. He was identified Tuesday as 26-year-old Lawan Elliott. The victim found inside the car was last listed in critical condition.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s Homicide Division responded and is handling the ongoing investigation.
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)
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.
Resources for crime victims:
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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/