St. Louis police investigate double murder in West End neighborhood

ST. LOUIS – Homicide detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a double murder that took place Tuesday afternoon in north city.

The shooting occurred just before 3:15 p.m. in the 1300 block of Belt Avenue, near the intersection with Page Boulevard; that's in the West End neighborhood.

Police found 44-year-old Matthew Berry sitting in the driver's seat of a vehicle with gunshot wounds to the head and chest. Berry was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. A second victim, identified as 45-year-old Otis Bennett, was located at the scene with a gunshot wound to the head. He was rushed to a hospital and later pronounced dead.

Investigators learned Berry and Bennett got into an argument with a 34-year-old man, who pulled out a firearm and shot the victims. Police located the suspect and took him into custody.