ST. LOUIS — An investigation is underway after a woman was shot and killed at a north St. Louis gas station Sunday night.
The shooting happened at about 11:50 p.m. at a gas station at Kingshighway Boulevard and Dr. Martin Luther King Drive.
According to a police report, officers were called to the area for a car crash. When they arrived, they saw shots being fired from a business. As officers made their way to the business, they saw someone, who they believe was firing shots, get into a car.
An officer approached the car and the driver suddenly backed up in the direction of the officer, according to the report. The officer fired shots at the car. The driver stopped at first then continued to drive. The car was last seen on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive.
Witnesses told police someone had been shot in a gas station parking lot across the street from the businesses where shots had been fired.
The victim was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. On Tuesday, St. Louis police identified her as 34-year-old Shree Hemphill.
Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).
Earlier in the night at around 11:10 p.m., a man was shot in the stomach and leg in the 4200 block of Enright Avenue. He was conscious and breathing when police arrived at the scene. There is no word on if the two shootings were connected.
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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/