Police have identified the victim found with a gunshot wound inside a house fire in North County Thursday evening.
St. Louis County Police said the victim has been identified as 26 year-old Ryan Bowers.
Around 7:00 p.m., St. Louis County Police said they received a call about smoke being spotted in the 10800 block of Spring Garden. When officers arrived, police they discovered smoke was coming out of a vacant, boarded up house.
Firefighters were also called to the scene, and they put out a small fire. Police said when firefighters searched the house further, they found a male victim in the basement who had been fatally shot.
Anyone with information on the shooting or fire is asked to contact St. Louis County Police at 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477.
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