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.