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Man killed in north St. Louis shooting Thursday night

St. Louis police identified the victim as 24-year-old Tavean Parker, of St. Louis
Credit: KSDK

ST. LOUIS — Police are investigating after a man was found shot to death in north St. Louis Thursday night.

Police said they were called to the intersection of Genevieve and Thekla avenues in the city's Walnut Park East neighborhood at around 7:40. When they arrived, they found a man unconscious on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds.

He was pronounced dead a short time later. 

St. Louis police Friday identified the victim as 24-year-old Tavean Parker, of St. Louis.

Homicide detectives are handling the ongoing investigation.

As of 8:55 p.m., investigators taped off a home at the intersection. A car in front of the home had multiple bullet holes.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department or leave an anonymous tip with 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/