ST. LOUIS ( – Two homicide investigations are underway after separate overnight shootings in St. Louis.

The first fatal shooting happened at around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday at Halls Ferry Circle and Riverview Boulevard in north St. Louis. According to police, Rafael Givens, 33, was found shot dead at the location.

About an hour later, at Hodiamont and Julian, in the West End neighborhood, an 18-year-old man was found shot inside a crashed vehicle that had caught fire. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to police, the man, identified as Dangelo Baker, was in the vehicle with a 16-year-old girl when someone fired shots into their vehicle. When the victims tried driving away, they were involved in a crash. The teenage girl was able to leave the vehicle before it caught fire and was not injured. 

The overnight shootings bring the total of homicides in the city to 103 for 2019. By the end of July last year, the city had 105 homicides. At the end of July in 2017 there were 114 homicides. 

Anyone with further information regarding either case is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

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