Woman killed in double shooting, Homicide Division investigating

Published: Mar. 27, 2023 at 9:26 AM CDT
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a fatal double shooting that left one woman dead and an 18-year-old man in critical condition Monday morning in Benton Park West.

According to SLMPD, an officer on patrol heard gunshots in the area of Arsenal and Iowa and found two victims, a man and a woman, suffering gunshot wounds inside a car. The woman, Jalea Hunter, 26, from Bellefontaine, was pronounced dead at the scene. The male victim was transported to the hospital and listed in critical condition.

The Homicide Division has assumed the investigation and anyone with information is asked to call the Homicide Division at 314-444-5371 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

News 4 will update this story once more information has been released.

correction: Police originally told News 4 that a man was killed and a woman was injured. An updated incident report showed the woman died at the scene, and the man was taken to the hospital.