Sister and brother die blocks away from each other in separate shootings in St Louis

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A family is in mourning after two separate murders of their family members in  St. Louis, Missouri Saturday night.

According to KTVI, police say 35-year-old Margaree Dixson was shot and killed in alley. Her brother, 29-year-old Jermaine Jones, died at an area hospital approximately 2½ hours later Sunday morning. He was also the victim of gun fire.

According to police, Jones’s acquaintances were standing with him when shots were fire by an unknown male. Two firearms were later recovered from the victims’ vehicle.

Family members are now left to care for the victims’ children without any money.

The family is pleading for help and calling an end to violence.

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