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Man killed in early morning shooting in St. Louis

Police responded to a shooting early Thursday morning.

ST. LOUIS — Police are investigating a shooting early Thursday morning, resulting in a man's death.

Police were called to the 1500 block of Marcus Avenue early this morning near a two-story brick fourplex for a male victim, unconscious and not breathing. Early reports say the man suffered from multiple gunshot wounds.

On Thursday afternoon, he was identified as 60-year-old Tadero Taylor. His address was listed as the 1500 block of Marcus Avenue, the same address where the shooting happened.

The investigation started for the homicide as police were talking to multiple neighbors. The medical examiner was also on the scene for the investigation.

One neighbor said she heard seven shots fired at approximately 1 a.m. 

5 On Your Side will update the story as 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.

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 an anti-crime program called “Safety Net for Youth Initiative,” which is a joint partnership with St. Louis Public Schools to provide services to at-risk youth.

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.

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