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ST. LOUIS • A man was shot and killed Monday afternoon in the Walnut Park East neighborhood, police say. 

The shooting happened just before 2 p.m. in the 5200 block of Davison Avenue. The man, who was in his 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Police have not yet released his identity. 

The shooting marks the third homicide in or bordering Walnut Park East since Jan. 1.

Last year, there were six homicides in the neighborhood, according to police data compiled by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Erin Heffernan is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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