St. Louis Police respond to numerous homicides over past 24 hours

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - It has been a violent weekend in St. Louis. Four fatal shootings have occurred in the last 24 hours, from early Friday morning to early Saturday morning.

The violence started early Friday morning in the 4200 block of Labadie in North St. Louis.  Police say Cheryl William, 59, died from multiple stab wounds.  Then at 4 pm, police say a man was shot and his body was left in the street. This was in the 5600 block of St. Louis Avenue.

Community leaders are once again calling for an end to the violence.  St. Louis Alderwoman Megan-Ellyia Green of the 15th Ward is calling for action to curb the escalating violence in St. Louis city.

"This is a city-wide epidemic. At this point and time and we really need a comprehensive city-wide plan that focuses on reduces our homicide rate," said Green.

A late Friday night shooting that happened in the Tower Grove Heights Neighborhood and area Green represents.  Police say a man in his 60's was shot and killed the 3800 block of Juniata. Fox2 was told the victim was shot in the neck during a possible armed robbery attempt. 

“Anytime we have crime in our neighborhood, it is heart wrenching, especially when it’s a homicide. We don't have very many homicides in the 15th Ward, so when we do, it really shakes us to the core," said Green.

Residents who live in the area were shocked by the murder. "We all have to step up and step out and our heart goes out to anybody who has to go through that," said Barbara Olwig.

In north St. Louis detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in his 30's near Interstate 70 in the parking lot of a BP Gas Station.  The victim died at the scene.

Detectives say they took a suspect in custody at the scene, who they believe was in a relationship with the victim.

If you have information on any of these crimes, please call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS (8477).