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Death – Obituary

ST. LOUIS — Three people were shot and killed Thursday afternoon at an apartment building in north St. Louis, police said. 

Police responded to a call just before 2 p.m. for a shooting at an apartment building in the 5300 block of Harney Avenue.

They found a woman and a man in an alley with gunshot wounds and a third person inside an apartment who had also been shot, police said. All three people were pronounced dead at the scene. 

The apartment building is located near the corner of Harney and Geraldine avenues, a few blocks away from the Bellefontaine Cemetery in the city’s Mark Twain neighborhood. 

Police on Sunday afternoon released few other details, and said the three suspects were unidentified. The man and woman found in the alley were both in their 60s, and the man found inside was in his 50s, officers said.

Anyone with information should call the Homicide Division at 314-444-5371 or, to remain anonymous and possibly receive a reward, contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

Updated 1:35 p.m. Sunday with the victims ages.

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.