ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis police and leaders are trying to find ways to make parks and playgrounds safer following the shooting death of a 27-year-old mother of two this week.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Jennifer Dorsey was shot to death Tuesday while hanging out with family and friends at a playground in a St. Louis park. Three men were wounded in the shooting, which remains under investigation.
Dorsey is the 77th homicide victim of the year.
Her death has prompted police Chief Sam Dotson to again call for the Board of Aldermen to fund an additional 160 officers.
An alderman whose ward is in north St. Louis wants a more visible police presence at parks.