Children may have witnessed man’s death, mother’s beating

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - St. Louis Police said children were in the apartment where two men were shot overnight, and their mother was beaten.  Police are now looking for the children’s father.

This all happened inside the Cambridge Heights Apartments on 7th Street near O’Fallon Street just north of the Edward Jones Dome.  Police rushed to there just after 11:30 Wednesday night.

Officers at the police command post said the children were not hurt, but they may have been awake.

Police also found a John Gorman, 27, who died from gunshot wounds to the head and torso.  Another man, 25 years old, survived his gunshot wounds to his jaw and abdomen.  But he left scene in an ambulance and in critical but unstable condition.  The mother may have been pistol whipped and beaten, but not shot.

Officers said the three victims may have been friends.  The male survivor and mother were apparently neighbors in the same building.

Police are looking for Rico Combs, 25, in connection with the murder. He is not in police custody and they need your tips to help find him.

The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office has issued at-large warrants for 1st degree murder, 1st degree assault, 1st degree domestic assault, 1st degree burglary, 7 counts of armed criminal action and 3 counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

He resides on the 2800 block of Arsenal street in St. Louis.  If you have any information call Crimestoppers at:  1-866-371-8477

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