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5Th homicide in less than 36 hours reported in North City; victim ID'd

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According to police, a 29-year-old man was found lying in the front yard of a home in the 5500 block of Thursh. By Stephanie Baumer According to police, a 29-year-old man was found lying in the front yard of a home in the 5500 block of Thursh. By Stephanie Baumer

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Authorities are investigating after the fifth homicide in North City in less than 36 hours was reported Wednesday morning.

According to police, 31-year-old Kenneth Kindell, Jr. was found lying in the front yard of a home in the 5500 block of Thursh. 

Police say Kindell, Jr. had a gunshot wound to the head and was pronounced dead on the scene.

Just before 1:00 a.m. Tuesday, Keith Thomas, 52, was shot and killed on West Florissant while sitting a car. Less than 10 hours later, two men were found shot to death in a stolen car blocks from West Florissant.  The fourth homicide of the day occurred around 8:00 p.m. near the intersection of Evans and Prairie when a man was found dead with stab wounds.

This marks the 110th homicide in St. Louis City for the year. The murder average is far ahead of last year's. Around this time in 2013, 88 gun-related deaths occured.

Police do not have any suspects in this case. Anybody with information is urged to called police.

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