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Man shot, killed in St. Louis' Penrose neighborhood Thursday morning

A man was found shot to death at around 11 a.m. in the 4800 block of Magaretta Avenue.
Credit: KSDK

ST. LOUIS — A man was shot and killed Thursday morning in St. Louis.

According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting happened at about 11 a.m. near the intersection of Magaretta and Shreve Avenues.

Police said they were called to the area for a report of a shooting. When they arrived, they found a man shot in the head. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting.

Police did not say how old the man was, but did say he was an adult.

Video from the scene showed police investigating in an alley that was blocked off by police tape.

No other information was provided.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.

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.

The Crime Victim Center of St. Louis has multiple programs to support victims of crime. Crime Victim Center’s programs range from direct services to crime victims as well as “creating awareness and change within the systems they encounter.”

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 the Neighborhood Healing Network, which serves people who have experienced crime, violence or been the victim of an incident that caused trauma.

Cure Violence is an international organization that is present in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to deescalate violent situations within their own communities.

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