UPDATE: Mother, Son Fatally Shot in Suburban St. Louis

7 years 3 weeks 20 hours ago Tuesday, October 30 2012 Oct 30, 2012 Tuesday, October 30, 2012 6:50:00 PM CDT October 30, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) - Police in suburban St. Louis are investigating whether a mother and son shot dead on the street knew the shooter.

KTVI-TV reports  the victims were identified Tuesday as 54-year-old Phebe Stallings and her 23-year-old son, Mosary Stallings. University City police said the son was visually impaired and had suffered a previous gunshot wound to the head.

The pair were fatally shot Monday afternoon after leaving a University City convenience store about a block from their home. Witnesses said a young man either met or approached the mother and son, then opened fire and ran away.

University City Police Sgt. Fredrick Lemons says officers don't believe the crime was random but are still investigating. He says the victims were known to police, for reasons he did not disclose.

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