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St Louis already matches all of last year in total homicides

A teenage girl shot to death in St. Louis this week has become the city’s 194th homicide victim in 2020, matching the total for all of 2019 with 3 1/2 months still to go in the year.

Police responded to a call around 6 p.m. Monday in the city’s Riverview neighborhood and found the teenager suffering from a gunshot wound. She died at a hospital. Police haven’t released the victim’s name or age but say she is a minor.

Homicides and non-fatal shootings have spiked to alarming levels since June 1 despite several efforts to curb the violence.

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