ST. LOUIS — Authorities say at least four people were killed in separate St. Louis shootings in less than 24 hours.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the violence began Tuesday night when a 25-year-old man was found shot to death outdoors in the city’s Carondelet neighborhood.
A second victim was discovered early Wednesday morning in the basement of an apartment building in the city’s Southwest Garden neighborhood.
Two other victims were found dead minutes apart that night, one in the Baden neighborhood and the other in the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood.
Few details were released about what happened.
Two children killed in mobile home fire
ST. ROBERT — Two children were killed and two other people were injured in a Missouri mobile home fire, authorities said.
The Waynesville Rural Fire Protection District said in a Facebook post that crews from throughout the region responded Wednesday night to the scene northeast of the town of St. Robert. They found two victims outside the mobile home and then pulled two trapped victims out of the burning structure.
Two children were pronounced dead at Fort Leonard Wood hospital, and third youth was flown to a Springfield hospital for treatment, the post said. The fourth victim, a man, was taken to a nearby hospital.
The names of the victims weren't immediately released.
The Missouri State Fire Marshals’ office is investigating the cause of the fire.
Girl dies, two adults hospitalized after KC fire
KANSAS CITY — A young girl died and two adults were critically injured in a Kansas City house fire, authorities say.
The Kansas City Fire Department said in a news release that crews responded early Thursday to the scene. They found a man and woman outside the home suffering from burns. Inside firefighters found the badly burned girl.
All three victims were rushed to the hospital, where the girl was pronounced dead and the two adults are listed in critical condition.
The girl's name wasn't immediately released. Firefighters said only that she was younger than 10.
The cause of the blaze is under investigation, but firefighters said foul play isn't suspected at this time.
Man charged in killing of woman’s ex-boyfriend
BERKELEY — A man has been charged with fatally shooting a woman's ex-boyfriend after the former couple got into an argument in the St. Louis area.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that 24-year-old Kyonee Wade was charged Wednesday with murder, assault and armed criminal action in the death of Sharvon Gunn.
Prosecutors said the shooting happened Sunday after Gunn followed the woman as she drove Wade home from a social event. Gunn and the woman had recently ended a four-year romantic relationship, prosecutors said.
After the woman dropped Wade off, Gunn continued to follow her and argued with her near an intersection, prosecutors said. The woman then heard gunshots, so she drove away for safety.
When the woman returned to the scene, she found Gunn fatally shot. She then called Wade, who told her he shot Gunn for arguing with her in the street, prosecutors said.
Wade is in custody and is being held without bail, prosecutors said.
— The Associated Press