ST. LOUIS — A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed and another teen was injured in south St. Louis Tuesday evening, police said.
An incident report from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said the shooting happened at around 7 p.m. near Keokuk Street and Missouri Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a 14-year-old who was shot in the head and a 16-year-old boy who was shot in the abdomen.
Police said the 14-year-old was unconscious and not breathing. He was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
He was identified Thursday as Maryon Jackson from Florissant.
The 16-year-old was conscious and breathing when he was taken to the hospital for treatment. Police did not have an update on his condition as of Wednesday morning.
Homicide detectives are handling the ongoing investigation.
Anyone with information is urged to call the 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-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.
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 with 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/