ST. LOUIS – Multiple incidents of gun violence occurred over the weekend in the city of St. Louis, including two murders and two children shot. Among the latest crimes was a homicide late Sunday night.
It’s known that the victim in the case was an adult male and the police have at least one suspect in custody. The scene unfolded overnight at Gravois Avenue and Cherokee Street in the Tower Grove East neighborhood. The police got the call a little before 11 p.m. Sunday.
Authorities shared that the victim was found shot on the sidewalk near a business. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The victim has been identified as Darrius Huggins, 27, of St. Louis.
The police said that witnesses saw two people standing over the victim, and then those two people drove off in a dark-colored SUV. We’re told police found the SUV and that two people, possibly suspects in this incident, showed up at a hospital with stab wounds.
Police are confirming Monday morning that they have at least one suspect in custody who arrived at a hospital to be treated for injuries. That murder happened only about a mile and a half away from another killing over the weekend.
That other murder took place on the 5000 block of Lindenwood. Police were at the scene just before 11 a.m. on Saturday morning. In that case, police added that a 52-year-old woman was found in the driver’s seat of a blue GMC Terrain with multiple apparent gunshot wounds. She was also pronounced dead at the scene.
There are no suspects in that case either. In addition, at least two children were also shot over the weekend in St. Louis City. A 15-year-old boy was shot in north St. Louis on Saturday morning, while a 13-year-old girl was shot Sunday evening, also in north St. Louis. Both teens are expected to survive.
FOX 2 will update these stories with more information as it becomes available.