ST. LOUIS – St. Louis City was rocked by another violent weekend, with multiple people murdered and others assaulted.
City police homicide detectives have been busy with at least five murders in the city since early Saturday morning. At this hour, police are still searching for suspects.
The latest murder scene unfolded overnight on Leahy near North Kingshighway in the Mark Twain neighborhood of north city.
Police responded there about Sunday at 2:40 a.m. Upon arrival, officers found an adult male shot multiple times in the middle of the street. He was pronounced dead at the scene. Police have not yet released the victim’s name or exact age. So far, no suspects have been found.
Just before midnight on Saturday, St. Louis Police responded to a shooting call on the 5700 block of Thekla in north city. Investigators said that’s where officers found 29-year-old Sharrod Johnson. Authorities revealed that Johnson was suffering from multiple apparent gunshot wounds to his torso. EMS crews rushed Johnson to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Officers are still searching for suspects in that case.
Just after 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, police rushed to the 4300 block of Beck in south city for a shooting call. When they got there, they found 32-year-old Stephen Robinson shot multiple times inside a home’s kitchen. Robinson was pronounced dead at the scene. Police explained that the suspect in the case, a 48-year-old man, stayed at the scene and surrendered to police without incident. Authorities added that officers recovered a gun, a large kitchen knife, and ballistic evidence.
Just minutes before that incident, police rushed to the 3800 block of Evans in north city on a shooting call. When officers got there, they discovered an adult male victim in the street with multiple apparent gunshot wounds who was pronounced dead at the scene.
So far, no suspects have been found.
Finally, police were investigating another murder Sunday morning in south city. In this case, a man’s body was found in a vacant apartment around 10:15 a.m. He had been shot multiple times. That scene unfolded on the 7800 block of Rio Silva.
The police are not releasing any additional information in that case. FOX 2 will update these stories with more information as it becomes available.