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Ryan Hartman (right) and James Hartman (left) charged with shootings of fire chief, female passenger in Soulard. Ryan Hartman (right) and James Hartman (left) charged with shootings of fire chief, female passenger in Soulard.
Police on the scene of a shooting in South City (Credit: KMOV) Police on the scene of a shooting in South City (Credit: KMOV)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Twenty-three-year-old James Hartman and his brother, 33-year-old Ryan Hartman, have been charged with the shootings of a 30-year-old St. Louis firefighter and 26-year-old woman in south St. Louis on February 6. 

The victims said they were in a parked car in the area of South 7th Street and Sidney Street in Soulard when someone approached them and fired gunshots around 12:40 a.m. 

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The woman was shot several times in the back and is in critical condition, while the firefighter, a man, suffered gunshot wounds to the hand, shoulder, knee and back. The man has since been released from the hospital.

Cell phone records, bank records and surveillance videos were used to identify the brothers. They have been charged with first-degree assault and armed criminal action with a cash-only bond set at $75,000.

No court date has been set at this time. 

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