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Woman, girl found dead in St. Louis apartment

Police say the victims, a woman and her daughter, were found by the woman's mother.

ST. LOUIS — Police say they are investigating after a woman and a girl were found dead with gunshot wounds in an apartment north of Fairground Park.

Police say one victim was an adult woman, 27, and the other was her daughter, 9. 

The victims were found dead by the adult victim's mother. Police sources tell 5 On Your Side, that a woman told them she came to the house to take her daughter to work and granddaughter to daycare and found them tied up and shot.

Police Chief John Hayden said they were working to console the woman who found her daughter and granddaughter dead.

The call came to police just after 3 p.m. as a shooting.

"It's traumatic for everyone involved," Hayden said. "This is very tragic."

Dozens of police officers responded to the scene for the investigation.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as 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.

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 between and 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/

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