The Big Bloody: Four Shot, One Killed in Drive-By Near Lafayette Park

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Four teens were standing outside the Clinton-Peabody housing project near Lafayette Park yesterday when a gray Dodge Stratus rolled by and occupants inside the vehicle began firing.

The incident in the 1200 block of St. Ange Avenue occurred around 6:30 p.m. and left 19-year-old Darnell Mason dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

1200 block of St. Ange Avenue, located three blocks east of Lafayette Park
  • 1200 block of St. Ange Avenue, located three blocks east of Lafayette Park


Three other teens -- all 19 years in age -- were taken to the hospital with gunshot wounds to the face, arm and thigh. All are reportedly in stable condition.

An investigation is ongoing.

Matson's murder was the 98th this year in St. Louis. Last year at this time the city had experienced more than 130 homicides

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