2 shot, killed in Cahokia Heights

CAHOKIA HEIGHTS, Ill. – Two people were found dead Saturday morning in Cahokia Heights. Both had suffered gunshot wounds.

The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis has been activated to investigate the deaths. Police have identified Dantez T. Ford, of Cahokia Heights, and Sean A. Johnson, of Swansea, as the victims.

Officers found two men were found dead while responding to a welfare check in the 4100 block of Brady Avenue around 11:20 a.m. Saturday. Police found a 21-year-old man in a parked vehicle and a 24-year-old man inside the home. Both men suffered gunshot wounds, and both were pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators are currently following several leads in the case, but it’s unclear what led up to the deaths. If you have any information on the shootings, contact the Major Case Squad of St. Louis at 618-332-4260 or Crime Stoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

Additional details are limited at this time. This is a developing story. We will update as more information becomes available.

CORRECTION: A previous version of this story mentioned the 2400 block of Brady Avenue as the location of the shooting. Police have since confirmed the shooting was in the 4100 block of Brady Avenue.

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