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Northwoods man shot to death in St. Louis' Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood

Northwoods man shot to death in St. Louis' Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood

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UPDATED at 11 a.m. with name of victim

ST. LOUIS • A Northwoods man was fatally shot Wednesday night in the city's Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood. 

Daikel Fletcher, 22, was shot just before 10 p.m. in the 3200 block of Dodier Street, police said. Residents heard the gunshots and called police.

Officers found Fletcher unconscious in the back yard of a residence. He had been shot multiple times and died at the scene. Fletcher lived in the 3800 block of Oakridge Boulevard in Northwoods.

Police had no suspects.

Fletcher's death is the first homicide of the year in St. Louis, police say.

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Reporter covering breaking news and crime by night. Born in Algeria but grew up in St. Louis. Previously reported for The Associated Press in Jackson, Mississippi and at the Wichita Eagle in Wichita, Kansas.

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