East St. Louis homicide
(KMOV.com) -- Metro-East Police are investigating a homicide involving a teenager dead from an apparent gunshot wound.
East St. Louis Police said they found Derundarae Smith, 19, dead in a field along 71st Street around 2:45 p.m. Saturday.
Authorities did not release a description of the suspect.
This is the first homicide of the year in East St. Louis. Police and community organizations kicked off the 40 Days of Non-violence campaign January 25 in an effort to reduce crime.
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