Update: The victim has been identified as Earl Jones, Jr., 57, of St. Louis County, Missouri.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — A man was killed near the intersection of Winkler Drive and Kappel Drive Thursday morning. Police were called to the location at around 7:30 a.m. after an alert from a ShotSpotter device. They found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. He was declared dead at the scene.
There is a large police presence at the scene. St. Louis County Police have the area blocked off as they investigate the shooting. The body remain on the street at around 9:30 a.m. as police investigated the shooting.
Neighbors heard the gunshot this morning. They are not uncommon in the area.
“Unfortunately, I have seen a lot go on here and it is really sad. It’s like there’s no value to life anymore. I hate to see these kids do that. It’s just really sad. But ya know this is my home and I can’t live in fear,” said Donna Bradshaw.
Two area schools were temporarily on lockdown during the police investigation.