Woman and man dead in suspected murder-suicide in north St. Louis

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ST. LOUIS — St. Louis police now say that a double shooting on the city's north side was a murder-suicide.

The shooting happened Sunday night. Police say 24-year-old Chimera Mayo was found dead inside her home. She had been shot in the head.

Police say a 24-year-old man shot Mayo before turning the gun on himself. He was taken to a hospital where he later died. His name has not been released.

Authorities believe the two were in a relationship and argued, leading to the fatal shootings.

The woman's death marked the 169th homicide in St. Louis this year. There were 159 killings in all of 2014.

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