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2 teens among 3 people killed in St. Louis shooting Wednesday

Police told 5 On Your Side two rival groups were shooting at each other

ST. LOUIS — Three people were killed, including two teenagers, in a shooting in St. Louis’ Walnut Park West neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

At around 1:45 p.m., police were called to the area of Floy and West Florissant Avenue for a shooting. When officers arrived, they found five people suffering from gunshot wounds.

Three of the victims, 22-year-old Malik Taylor, 18-year-old Elijah McKinney and 18-year-old Daijon Nearing were pronounced dead at the scene. Two other victims, a 17-year-old boy and 37-year-old man, were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries.

Police told 5 On Your Side that two rival groups were shooting at each other. People who live nearby said they heard “nonstop” gunshots.

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The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department’s homicide division is investigating the shooting. Anyone with information should contact the homicide division at 314-444-5371 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).

On Thursday, the Urban League announced the launch of an anti-crime initiative in the Walnut Park neighborhood area.