ST. LOUIS – A homicide investigation is underway after two people, including a toddler, were found dead Thursday night in south St. Louis.
Police report that Tommy Williams, 60, and Octavia Williams, 3, were found dead. Williams had died from gunfire.
A spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said the shooting happened around 7 p.m. in the 5100 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.
When police arrived on the scene, they discovered Octavia, who was unconscious and not breathing. Officers also found Tommy in the basement with a gunshot wound to the back.
If you have any additional information in the shooting, contact the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department at 314-444-5371 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).
CORRECTION: Police confirm with FOX 2 that the child was found dead, though did not confirm that the toddler died from gunfire.