ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — An investigation is underway after four people were shot in Jennings early Monday morning.
At around 7:16 a.m., St. Louis County police responded to a call for a shooting in the 8800 block of Cozens Avenue. Officers found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds in the area of Shannon Avenue and Brookfield Drive near Jennings Senior High School. Two other victims were found nearby, police said.
Police said the victims suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to area hospitals for treatment. Officials also said none of the victims are students at the school.
The St. Louis County Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons unit is leading the investigation. Anyone with information should call police at 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS (8477).
No other information on the shooting has been released. This is a developing story and will be updated as 5 On Your Side receives more information.
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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.
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The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has an anti-crime program called “Safety Net for Youth Initiative,” which is a joint partnership with St. Louis Public Schools to provide services to at-risk youth.
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.