St. Louis police investigating 3 homicides that occurred in 2-hour span

Published: Jan. 17, 2023 at 6:42 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 17, 2023 at 12:14 PM CST
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Police in St. Louis City are investigating three homicides that occurred within a span of two hours Monday.

The first shooting happened just after 8:30 p.m. in the 4300 block of California, which is in the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood. A 26-year-old woman was shot and taken to a hospital, where she later died. She was later identified as Mahogany Jones, of South City.

Around 40 minutes later, 33-year-old Jessica Claybon was found shot inside a home in the 4300 block of West Belle Place, which is in the Vandeventer neighborhood. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police believe an argument may have led to the shooting.

Around 10:15 p.m., a 32-year-old Terrence Wortham was shot at the Conoco gas station at the intersection Gravois and Russell. Police believe he was buying something inside the gas station when the suspect, who was wearing a mask, walked in a shot him. The suspect fled. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he later died.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477 and leave an anonymous tip.