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94 homicides reported in St. Louis so far in 2016

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A man was found with a fatal gunshot wound in the 4100 block of West Florissant May 20 (Credit: KMOV) A man was found with a fatal gunshot wound in the 4100 block of West Florissant May 20 (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Police have solved 45 homicides in 2016 in the City of St. Louis, but majority of those took place in 2015.

So far in 2016, there have been 94 homicides. Of those homicides, 15 of the victims have been women.

Following the Fourth of July weekend shootings, Mayor Francis Slay tweeted that there is a streamlined application process for officers, which is something Police Chief Sam Dotson has also said is key to finding the crime.

Last week, 27 new officers were added to the St. Louis Police Department’s force, but the department still hopes to add about 40 more officers.

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