Gunmen killed 18-year-old Denell Antonio Anderson
in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night
in north St. Louis.
Anderson was on a front porch in the 3800 of Kennerly Avenue around 11:00 p.m. Tuesday when a late-model Chrysler 300 pulled in front of the home and an occupant inside the vehicle fired several shots toward the property. View Larger Map
Kennerly, of the nearby block of 4100 West Carter Avenue, collapsed
on the porch and died at an area hospital. No arrests have been made.
Anderson's death brings the number of metro St. Louis area teens
(under the age of 20) murdered this year to at least 13. (Earlier this month the total number of homicides
committed within St. Louis City limits in 2009 eclipsed the 50 plateau.)
always, police encourage anyone with information regarding this death
to contact Crimestoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.