It is only the third day of June and St. Louis has already had two spree shootings this month.
On June 1st four were shot and killed while they sat in a car. The youngest victim is only seven years old. A five-year-old was also in the car but did not get hit. All of the victims are black.
Derrick Irving, 27; Jessica Garth, 24; Deniya “Nunie” Irving, 7; unnamed male victim.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch blamed the quadruple murder on a lack of police officers and a lack of tax revenue to pay police officers higher salaries. Currently, St. Louis has 1,200 police officers and the starting salary is $42,000 a year.
Currently, there is no suspect in the shooting. The shooting took place in census tract 1074, which is 96% black.
Today there was a second spree shooting in St. Louis that occurred very close to the one on June 1st. It occured around 1:00 AM. Few details have been released other than the fact that three are dead and one is seriously injured.
It occurred in census tract 1065, which is 95% black.