St Louis murder suspects: What do you know about the city?

Image copyright AP Image caption The tension is palpable as the press conference continues A news conference held by St Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s was interrupted by the sound of gunfire, as media reports…

St Louis murder suspects: What do you know about the city?

Image copyright AP Image caption The tension is palpable as the press conference continues

A news conference held by St Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson’s was interrupted by the sound of gunfire, as media reports came in that four people had been killed, amid a surge in murders in the city.

TV helicopters filmed the angry protest outside the city’s police headquarters. Police have yet to confirm the deaths, but the mayor and politicians have condemned the shootings, saying they are part of a growing cycle of violence.

In the wake of President Donald Trump’s calls for gang leaders to be executed, critics said the shootings show that his calls are not making the city safer.

The mayor, however, told CNN the city must not respond to the violence “with hate”.

Cristina Hassinger, CNN staff reporter, said: “The mayor paused for a few seconds. He was noticeably engaged.”

The incident came just hours after Mr Trump called on people to pray for St Louis.

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