ST. LOUIS – Two people were gunned down Monday afternoon in separate shooting incidents.
According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shootings happened within an hour of one another.
The first shooting happened around 3:55 p.m. in the 5800 block of Wells Avenue, located in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood. The unidentified male victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Just after 4:30 p.m., St. Louis police were called to a second shooting in the 4300 block of California Avenue in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. Police found the victim, Michael Wiott, lying in the street suffering from gunshot wounds. Wiott was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. He was 31.
Anyone with information on either shooting is urged to call the Homicide Division directly at 314-444-5371. Folks with a tip who want to remain anonymous and are interested in a cash reward can contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.