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17-year-old shot to death in Dutchtown Friday afternoon

He was found shot in the 3900 block of Minnesota Avenue

ST. LOUIS — An investigation is underway after a 17-year-old was shot to death in St. Louis' Dutchtown neighborhood Friday afternoon.

According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, officers responded to the 3900 block of Minnesota Avenue around 4:05 p.m. He was found unconscious and not breathing. Police said homicide detectives are investigating. 

Family members identified the victim as 17-year-old Paris Lee. He was a junior at Roosevelt High School.

Anyone with information should call SLMPD's 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 866-371-8477.

As of Jan. 15, there have been 11 homicides in the City of St. Louis. 

In 2020, the city had 262 homicides, which was a near record number. The record number is 267, which was back in 1993.

In 2019, there were 194 homicides.

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