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Mom, 2-year-old son found shot to death inside north St. Louis home

The shooting happened just before midnight in the 5900 block of Ferris Avenue in north St. Louis, near Hayden's Rectangle.

ST. LOUIS — ST. LOUIS – A mom and her 2-year-old son were found shot to death in a north St. Louis home late Tuesday night.

Family members identified the victims as 18-year-old Trina'ty Riley and 2-year-old Kayden Johnson.

The shooting happened just before midnight in the 5900 block of Ferris Avenue in north St. Louis.

Police do not have any suspects in custody. Anyone with information should contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

The shooting was just a couple blocks from Hayden’s Rectangle.

Neighbors said the mother tried to protect herself and her son by hiding in a closet for safety.

When the shooter found them, he shot and killed them.

This is the second double shooting in the same area in one week.

"A mother and her child, like together, like [when] anybody loses they [sic] life it's sad," Lyn Coy said.

The two were killed in an overnight shooting at their home on Ferris Avenue in north St. Louis, just north of the Goody Goody Diner.

"I don't know if she had enemies or nothing but that's still not a reason to you know go and straight kill someone," Joe Scott said.

Joe Scott and Lyn Coy live right down the street.

The two said Kayden was a constant visitor, practically a member of their family.

"Even though it's a tragedy that his mom's gone, he should still be here," Scott said.

Neighbors said they heard multiple gunshots before hearing the screeching sound of a car speeding away.

A woman who we believe was a relative stopped by the home bringing a balloon, teddy bear and candle to create a makeshift memorial.

The makeshift memorial only five minutes away from the site of another double homicide less than 48 hours ago.

In that case, a man and a woman were found shot to death in their car with a toddler nearby. The toddler was not injured.

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Anyone with information in either case is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

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