ST. LOUIS – Authorities say at least 16 people were shot over the weekend in 10 separate incidents in St. Louis, two of them fatally.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the victims included a woman who was slain in an alley Saturday afternoon. In another Saturday shooting, one person was killed and four others were wounded inside a van.
Police say two also were wounded near a light-rail station, and a 17-year-old was shot in the leg while playing basketball. The police department released few details about the shootings. A department spokeswoman said officers will provide more information Monday.
The shootings happened on the same weekend that Police Chief John Hayden appeared at a crime prevention summit to say crime was in retreat.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com