ST. LOUIS — An investigation is underway after a man had his car stolen and then was shot to death Sunday night in south St. Louis.

Police responded to the 5200 block of Louisiana around 11:25 p.m. where 30-year-old Victor Gonzalez-Romero was found shot to death on the sidewalk.

The shooting happened along the edge of the Carondelet neighborhood. According to statistics from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, through October of this year, homicides are up 66%. In 2018, the Carondelet neighborhood had three homicides and so far this year it has had five homicides.

Gonzalez-Romero's wife told 5 On Your Side he was listening to music in his truck when the gunman approached. He is the father of three children.

Anyone with information should contact SLMPD’s homicide division at 314-444-5371 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

The homicide happened not too far from the Dutchtown neighborhood. Violent crime is up significantly in the Dutchtown neighborhood. Homicides are up 125% in the Dutchtown neighborhood.

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