Rash Of Shootings Overnight Leave One Dead, Nine Wounded
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Bullets were flying all night long in another spasm of gun violence in the city of St. Louis.
By the time city police officials had written up all the reports, a teenager was dead and nine others hospitalized with various wounds.
Killed was 19-year-old Alfonzia Williams, who was shot in the face, abdomen and arm at his home in the 5200 block of Highland Ave. just north of Sherman Park.
Two others at the scene, ages 20 and 16, were also shot and the 20-year-old was later arrested and charged in connection with the shooting.
In all, six separate shootings incidents happened between 5:15 p.m. Monday and 1:15 a.m. Tuesday.
All of them occurred in north St. Louis, except for one downtown near Union Station.
A couple of them occurred within a couple of blocks of each other, several hours apart, and in at least two instances a car matching the same description was scene speeding away after shots were fired.
Police are investigating.