Man found shot inside burning car dies; St. Louis murder count up to 95 for 2014

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Police detectives are working yet another homicide and a shooting in St. Louis City.  This comes after several homicides late last week in a very short time period. Now the city's murder count for 2014 is up to 95.
The latest murder unfolded at Skinker and Hodiamont just north of Delmar.
Police say they responded to the scene after getting word of a car fire.
When officers arrived, they found a man inside the car who had been shot.
We`re told they pulled the man out of the burning car.
Authorities say he had been shot in left side of the stomach but at that point was still alive.
He was rushed to a hospital but did not make it.
We`re told he was the only person in the car.   So far there are no suspects.
It`s unclear how the car caught fire.
That victim was discovered not far at all from where two brothers- 25 and 34 years old- were found murdered last Friday morning at Goodfellow and Julian.
Those two victims were the fifth and sixth homicide victims in a span of only some 18 hours hours from last Thursday afternoon into Friday morning.
We have heard of no arrests in any of the cases.
Also last night, a man was found shot in the throat on Greer a little before 11pm.
We don`t know much about that victim from police except that he is a male.
He is expected to survive- that case is being handled at the district level with no homicide detectives being called in for that incident.
A police spokesperson says there have now been 95 homicides this year in the city of St. Louis. That is up substantially from the 72 at this point last year.




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