COUNTY OF ST. LOUIS — Two persons were shot on Saturday night and are currently in the hospital.
Two people were found suffering from apparent gunshot wounds after responding to a call for help from the north county precinct of the St. Louis County Authorities Department soon after 9:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Shepley Drive, police said. Both victims were rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to police.
At the time of the incident, the identities and ages of the victims were not released. This is a narrative that is still being developed. The story will be updated when more information becomes available.
Victims of crime have the following options at their disposal:
If you or someone you know has been the victim of a crime, 5 On Your Side has put together a list of helpful resources.
“Stabilizing inner city neighbourhoods” is the mission of Better Family Life, a nonprofit community development organisation. Gun violence de-escalation is a part of its purpose.
Visit https://www.betterfamilylife.org/ for additional information.
In order to break the cycle of violence, “Life Outside of Violence” provides “therapy, support, and resources” to those who have been stabbed, shot, or assaulted. Call 314-327-6697 or send an email to [email protected] for further information.
It’s dubbed the “Safety Net for Adolescents Initiative” by the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and Saint Louis Public Schools, a collaboration that provides programmes for at-risk youth.
Visit https://www.ulstl.com/anti-crime-initiative.html to find out more about the programme.
Cure Violence is a new non-profit in a few St. Louis communities that aims to end violence. Interrupters of violence receive specialised training to defuse potentially dangerous situations in their own neighbourhoods. Visit https://cvg.org/ for additional information.
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