ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - This is a story of dramatic contrasts.
A $66 million dollar development effort that has added 326 new rental housing units along north Sarah just northwest of St. Louis University. But a block and a half away, vacant homes challenge the stability of property in the 4100 block of Enright.
Wednesday morning police found two male gunshot victims, one inside 4129 Enright, and the other in the alley behind the vacant home. Police also discovered an active meth production lab inside the house. By 11am city workers had arrived to board up the properties.
A young woman who grew up in this historic house and comes back to visit her parents says West Belle Street is still nice.
"Over the years people move out and those houses tend to go vacant. No one comes to fix them up, no one tears them down. People tend to stay in those houses and things happen in those houses. Crimes take place in the houses. What happened this morning, with the two bodies is sad, but our youth need to do more than turn to violence." said Tiffany Williams.
St. Louis Police report a third homicide victim was found at 7:20am Wednesday in the 4800 block of Anderson.
Investigators are working all these cases. Please call CrimeStoppers if you have any information at 1-866-371-TIPS (8477) or visit: http://stlrcs.org/