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Man is fatally shot early Friday morning in Hamilton Heights neighborhood

The shooter fled the scene.

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a man Friday in the city's Hamilton Heights neighborhood. 

Officers responded to the shooting at about 2:45 a.m. Friday and located the victim, a man in his 30s, inside a home in the 1300 block of Temple Place. He was suffering puncture wounds and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the victim was shot by the suspect, a 45-year-old man. The shooter fled after the incident. Police said the shooting may have been over "personal matters."

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department's Homicide Division is conducting an investigation into the incident. Anyone with information was asked to contact the division directly at 314-444-5371.

To anonymously share a tip, 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.

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."

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 de-escalate violent situations within their own communities.

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