Shortly after 5:40pm Monday, East St. Louis Police were called to begin investigating the fourth woman murdered in three days. Three women were killed in a car outside a convenience story Saturday night.
This latest murder happened about a block or two away on North 6th Street.
A police captain tells me the woman was in her early 20s.
There was rampant speculation at the scene that this deadly shooting was somehow related to the one Saturday night.
Police tell me they have no reason to believe that and no reason not to. In this latest case they have no suspect and no witnesses and they are just getting started with their investigation.
The captain I talked to almost got a little emotional talking about this young victim. He spoke with conviction when he told me they'll find whoever did this.