Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Big Bloody: Four Shot, One Killed in Drive-By Near Lafayette Park

Posted By on Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 12:00 PM

Four teens were standing outside the Clinton-Peabody housing project near Lafayette Park yesterday when a gray Dodge Stratus rolled by and occupants inside the vehicle began firing.

The incident in the 1200 block of St. Ange Avenue occurred around 6:30 p.m. and left 19-year-old Darnell Mason dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

click to enlarge 1200 block of St. Ange Avenue, located three blocks east of Lafayette Park
  • 1200 block of St. Ange Avenue, located three blocks east of Lafayette Park

Three other teens -- all 19 years in age -- were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds to the face, arm and thigh. All are reportedly in stable condition.

An investigation is ongoing.

Matson's murder was the 98th this year in St. Louis. Last year at this time the city had experienced more than 130 homicides

Tags: ,

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 20, 2021

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2021 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation