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Police: Multiple weapons used in shooting deaths of North St. Louis teens

Police are drawing a connection to the deaths of two teenagers gunned down in North St. Louis Tuesday evening.

The first shooting happened on Hebert Street, near Glasgow around 5 o'clock.  Minutes later shots rang out about half a mile away at Benton and Glasgow.

Monday night the city defended itself against it's top most dangerous ranking.  A day later two teenagers are the latest homicide victims in crimes police say are related.

"There were multiple guns used and it was a drive-by shooting," Lt. John Green, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, says.

Several bullet shells littered the ground in front of the home where 14-year-old Treveon Harris was shot dead.  Family members say his father heard the shots that pierced his son's chest.

"My heart is hurting," Gean Johnson, Harris's great-grandmother, says.

It was a similar scene just down the street -- moments later.  A 19-year-old was found shot dead in his car.  Also, police say, at the hands of suspects using multiple weapons.  Officers thought they might have found the suspects' car -- a red, Pontiac Grand Prix or Grand Am -- but turned up empty.
"Right now, it doesn't appear to be drug-connected or related, and we won't know until later when we interview witnesses and get some information from peope who call police," Lt. Green says.

"It is not so much just Treveon, it is all our children out here," Johnson says.  "They're becoming extinct out here.  Our young men are being murdered."

She should know.  Gean Johnson lost her own son to gun violence, and now -- her great-grandson.

"They're picking up a gun because they're easy access," Johnson says.  "Anybody can get a gun."

This is the second fatal shooting on Hebert just this month, marking the 123rd homicide the city has seen so far this year.

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