St. Louis city police begin New Year with double homicide investigation

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ST. LOUIS - St. Louis city police started the New Year off with a double homicide investigation in north city. This comes after the most violent year the city has seen in more than 20 years.On Monday, newly named police chief, John Hayden described that the call came in around 5p.m. for a shooting in the 5900 block of Kennerly Avenue.

Hayden said that officers saw a car resting against a lamppost in which they discovered two black males shot to death.

Hayden said officers also found a pistol and shell casings inside of the car which indicated that the two victims must have fired back at whomever was shooting at them.

Hayden added that there were multiple shell casings found in that area, where many neighbors heard the gunfire.

“It’s unknown who the suspects are at this time,” Hayden said, “they were certainly west of where the car came to a rest but its undetermined if there was another car involved.”

Hayden said that investigators are hoping the public will help them with this case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact city police.

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