1 Killed, 3 wounded in shooting near St. Louis elementary school - KMOV.com

1 Killed, 3 wounded in shooting near St. Louis elementary school

ST. LOUIS (AP/KMOV) -- A teenager is dead and three other people are hospitalized after a shooting in St. Louis.

The shooting happened Tuesday night on the city's north side. It happened near Ames Elementary School and not far from Crown Candy Kitchen.

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The teen killed was 18-year-old William Sherill. He was shot several times.

Police say three men sneaked into a backyard where the victims were gathered and began shooting. Investigators say the victims and others had been gambling in a dice game prior to the shooting.

Police believe the victims were targeted by the shooters.

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