One dead, one injured in shooting in north St. Louis County


ST. LOUIS – For a second straight day, St. Louis area police were investigating a deadly, afternoon, double shooting. 

A homicide investigation underway in north St. Louis County. Police 17-year-old Damaurion Williams is dead and another 17-year-old was injured in a shooting.

Investigators were looking into whether the cases might be related after 4 young men were shot, 3 of them killed, less than a mile apart, within a 24-hour span.  

There were actually two scenes connected to the incident.  Two male victims believed to be in their late teens to early 20s were found shot in a car at a Mobil station at Jennings Station and West Florissant in Jennings around 12:30.  

Police believe the shootings actually happened about a mile away off of Empire Drive near New Halls Ferry.   

The victims apparently could get no further than the Mobil station after being shot, police said.

Around 2:15 Monday afternoon, Mykal Taylor, 20, and Joseph Williams, 17, were shot and killed less than a mile away near Goodfellow and McLaren in St. Louis city.  

A woman who ran happened to run into both incidents as she was out and about.

“They need a solution to stop all this crime.  It’s ok to vote for somebody but we need a mayor, or somebody, that’s going to really do something about all this shooting,” she said, asking her name not be revealed. “It’s just getting out of hand.  In broad daylight?  Come on, man!”  

Bommarito Automotive Group Skyfox flew over the scene where several police cars were in a gas station parking lot. Police were looking inside a maroon sedan.

Police said there were no initial outward signs in the evidence that the crimes might be related. There was no word of suspects in either of the cases.   

This is a developing story, we will update this story when more information becomes available.

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