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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Update: Police ID Three — Including Two Teens — Killed in North St. Louis Shooting

Posted By on Thu, Jul 30, 2020 at 11:24 AM

click to enlarge Three people were killed and two wounded in a shooting on Wednesday. - RFT FILE PHOTO
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  • Three people were killed and two wounded in a shooting on Wednesday.

Update: Police have now identified all three people who were killed. Along with Malik Taylor, 22, two eighteen-year-olds — Elijah McKinney of downtown St. Louis and Daijon Nearing of Florissant — were shot to death.
The original story continues below:


St. Louis police have identified one of three people shot to death on Wednesday in north city. Two others, including a seventeen-year-old were wounded.



Malik Taylor, 22, of Moline Acres was gunned down shortly before 2 p.m. in the Walnut Park West neighborhood. The others killed were in their late teens, police say, but their names hadn't been released as of this morning.

The original call was for shooting near West Florissant Avenue and Goodfellow Boulevard, according to police.  Officers found the victims about four blocks to the south, in the 5500 block of Floy Avenue.

Taylor and the the older teens were dead, and two others — a 37-year-old man and a seventeen-year-old boy — were wounded. Police said on Wednesday that the survivors had been shot in their legs.

Citing authorities, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that there had been a dispute between two groups, leading to a gun battle. Police recovered one gun from the scene.

Police are still investigating and ask anyone with information to call the Homicide Division at 314-444-5371 or, if they want to remain anonymous and possibly collect a reward, CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477 (TIPS).

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