ST. LOUIS – An 8-year-old child and her 27-year-old mother were shot to death Wednesday afternoon in the Fairground neighborhood of north St. Louis.
According to Officer Michelle Woodling, the shooting happened at an apartment building in the 4200 block of Pleasant Street.
St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden said a woman was trying to get a hold of her daughter all day and then went to their home shortly after 3 p.m. The woman found her daughter and granddaughter dead inside the residence.
The victims had been tied up, according to sources at the scene.
Police are trying to piece together what led up to the shooting and who is responsible for the murders.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-3671-TIPS.