University City Police report that two people were shot and killed Monday in University City.
According to a news release from Capt. Michael Ransom, officers responded to Sutter Ave. and Bartmer Industrial Drive around 2:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, on a report of two people who had been shot.
Officers discovered a woman, age 54, and a man, age 23, who had both been shot. The victims were taken to an area hospital where they died of their injuries.
In a later release, Ransom reported that the two were approached or met up with a man before the shooting, who was seen running away. At this time, police do not know if the victims knew the man.
Police also recovered a substantial amount of what is believed to be narcotics.
Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call University City Police at 314-725-2211 ext. 8010 or Crime Stoppers at 866-371-TIPS.
Mayor Shelley Welsch said she plans to ask the city council at its Nov. 13 meeting to form a task force to investigate the rash of violent crime U City has experienced this year.
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