JENNINGS, Mo. — A 40-year-old woman and a 6-year-old girl were shot and killed in Jennings on Saturday.
According to a news release, St. Louis County Police officers responded to the 8800 block of Shannon Fox Circle for a call for a shooting.
When officers arrived on scene, they found four victims and a suspect in an apartment.
A woman, approximately 40-years-old, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers performed life-saving treatment on a 6-year-old girl until paramedics arrived. She was then transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.
Two additional victims, a 16-year-old girl and a 10-year-old girl also suffered gunshot wounds, but their injuries were considered to be non-life-threatening, police said.
A 40-year-old male suspect was taken into custody. Police believe the suspect is the boyfriend of the 40-year-old victim.
Police also said they recovered two firearms at the scene.
Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact the St. Louis County Police Department at 636-529-8210 or CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371TIPS(8477).
An investigation is ongoing.