The following is a statement from Public Safety Director Dan Isom regarding a shooting last night on the 2000 block of St. Charles, where three people were shot and one killed:
“Every life lost to gun violence is a tragedy, and our city mourns last night’s attack on those who came together for a peaceful vigil. One homicide is one too many, and any efforts must take into account the needs of these communities and address root causes of crime - poverty, housing instability, and more - across St. Louis.
"There’s no quick fix to address crime in our neighborhoods, but we are dedicated to providing the resources necessary to make our downtown region and all of St. Louis a safer place for every resident.”
At 11am Police Chief John Hayden will address these shootings as well as critical developments in a string of connected homicides in North St. Louis City and St. Louis County.