FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI) - Florissant police are investigating a double homicide that happened Wednesday evening at a shopping center on New Halls Ferry Road and Parker Spur.
Just before 5:15pm, several people inside the Church’s Chicken on New Halls Ferry Road heard shots fired, and called 911. When police arrived at the scene, they found two people shot to death in a white Pontiac G6.
The car wasn’t parked in a space; it just sat in the middle of the parking lot at the Plaza Madrid Shopping Center, between the Church’s Chicken and a vacant nightclub.
Police say the male victim was in his mid-20s, and the female victim was in her early 20s. So far, police have identified him, but not her, and are still working to notify next of kin.
According to police, there’s no indication that this is a murder suicide, and police did not recover any weapons at the scene.
Florissant Police Officer Andy Haarmann says, “It doesn’t appear that the windows were broken out, no, but they were both shot inside the vehicle, they were both in the vehicle when they were shot. The investigation is ongoing at this time as we work to determine who the suspect is.”
The Phillips 66 gas station across the street was also roped off, as part of the crime scene. Police are investigating whether an altercation that may have led to these deaths happened in that parking lot.