ST. LOUIS – Part of a busy thoroughfare in Clayton was shut down Monday morning after reports of a shooting. The Major Case Squad has been activated to investigate the homicide. Clayton police say a man was shot and killed this morning. Information about his identity is not being released at this time.
Part of Wydown, just east of Hanley, was closed for the police investigation. There are at least five evidence markers in the area. The police are focusing much of their attention on the driveway area between two apartment buildings.
Authorities rushed there at around 5:30 a.m. and found the victim dead. Locals have been emotional and distraught, hugging each other for support.
Investigators focused a lot of attention on a driveway between two apartment buildings. At least three of the evidence markings were in that immediate area. We saw at least five evidence markers at the scene which typically indicate things including shell casings.
FOX 2 spoke earlier with a man who jogs all the time and a school crossing guard who works in the area. They both spoke to how out of character this kind of scene is for this area.
“It’s definitely somewhat concerning, local Ricky Barnes shared. “You have to be aware.”
“This is one of the safest neighborhoods around. I mean, you just don’t see stuff like this around here,” said the school crossing guard. “Especially being so close to where my wife works and my kids go to school here.”
Call investigators at 314-955-0817 if you have any information about this shooting. This is an active investigation and detectives are asking the public to provide any information they can.
We have not heard anything about the condition of a victim or if anyone has been arrested. FOX 2 will update this story with more information as it becomes available.