ST. LOUIS — An investigation is underway after a woman was shot and killed in St. Louis’ Benton Park West neighborhood Thursday night.
Officers from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department responded to the 3000 block of Utah Street around 9:12 p.m. The arrived to find a woman on the front porch of a house with a gunshot wound to her head.
She wasn’t alert or breathing when they arrived, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The woman’s name hasn’t been released, but police said she was 24 years old.
The police department’s homicide unit is handling the investigation.
Anyone with information is urged to call the Homicide Division directly at 314-444-5371, or anyone with a tip who wants to remain anonymous and is interested in a reward can contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).
This homicide is the city’s 195th of the year, which now exceeds the total number of homicides in St. Louis for all of 2019.
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