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Woman fatally shot at Forest Park MetroLink station

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A 17-year-old female has been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred on Saturday at a MetroLink station near Forest Park in the Skinker DeBaliviere neighborhood.

The victim, identified on Tuesday as 19-year-old #JordanGunn, was found unconscious at the scene with a gunshot wound to the chest. She was later pronounced dead at a local hospital.

The suspect, whose identity is not being disclosed by the police, has been transferred to a juvenile facility in St. Louis County. She is currently being detained on charges of second-degree murder and armed criminal action.

St. Louis police attribute the swift arrest to the “robust” surveillance system in place at MetroLink facilities. “The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department works closely with Metro and Metro Public Safety, in addition to being part of the Metro Task Force with the St. Louis County Police Department and St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, to provide additional safety and security for the Metrolink public transportation service,” the police stated.

The shooting, which occurred around 3:30 p.m. at the MetroLink train station in the 200 block of DeBaliviere Avenue near Forest Park, led to the suspension of service at some stations while police conducted their investigation. Service at the Forest Park-DeBaliviere, Central West End, Delmar Loop, and Skinker stations resumed just before 6 p.m., according to a spokesperson for Bi-State Development.

Kevin Scott, the General Manager of Security at Bi-State Development, expressed his sorrow over the incident. “We are saddened at the events which transpired this afternoon. We are not immune to the plague of violent crimes which affect our region. Metro Transit Public Safety stands steadfast in its commitment to our community’s safety and to our commitment of collaboration with all local police authorities,” Scott said.

Homicide detectives are currently investigating the shooting. Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to contact the Homicide Division at 314-444-5371 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

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