St. Louis community leader makes plea to stop violence

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ST. LOUIS ( KTVI )- Thursday was another night full of violence in the city of St. Louis. St. Louis detectives investigated a  double murder in north St. Louis. Around 10:30 p.m., the body of 34-year old Ali Goodin was found  in the 4000 block of  Cote Billiante with a gun shot wound to the head . About a block away,  a man was found gunned down on the front porch of a vacant home in the 1800 block of North Sarah.

State Senator Jamilah Nasheed of the 5th Senatorial District made a plea Friday for the violence to end.

"We have  a very serious problems with gun violence in the City of St. Louis and enough  is enough. The community  must rise up, " said Senator Nasheed.

Just this week,  Senator Nasheed held a news conference  joined  by St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay and St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson to discuss gun violence in St. Louis.

“Something must be done to stop violence. It saddens and concerns not only me, but my constituents as well. It is truly distressing that innocent children are becoming the victims of gun violence that has been plaguing the streets of St. Louis,” said Sen. Nasheed. “We must all work together — communities and police — to create a neighborhood where our children no longer have to fear the streets and parks where there is far too much gun violence.”

Our news crews talked with residents where some of the  violence occurred  and they would  like to know when will the violence end.

"This is crazy. I was once a victim . I know what it feels  like . It must end," said one resident.

At this point police have no motive or suspects in custody. The investigation is on going

Authorities asked anyone with information  to call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.