ST. LOUIS – A woman was shot and killed just before 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Marriott parking garage in downtown St. Louis. 

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has identified the victim as Latatia Stewart, 56, of East St. Louis.

Police said Stewart was shot several times at the parking garage on North 9th Street and Washington Avenue. What led up to the shooting remains unknown.

The garage was closed for about two hours as no cars were allowed in or out. The shooting downtown happened within an hour of the St. Louis Cardinals’ game starting Wednesday, also downtown.

William Johnson, a valet who was parking cars at the time of the shooting, said the shooting was “scary” but that it wouldn’t stop him from working. 

This is the second fatal shooting downtown within the past week. Last Thursday, a man was killed in broad daylight at Kiener Plaza

If you have any information relevant to the investigation, contact SLMPD at 314-444-5371 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS(8477).