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Man charged in connection with gas station killings that left 2 dead, 3 injured

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24-year-old Ollie Lynch is charged with 2 counts of first-degree murder. (Credit: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department) 24-year-old Ollie Lynch is charged with 2 counts of first-degree murder. (Credit: St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department)
Amber Green and Jalen Woods (KMOV) Amber Green and Jalen Woods (KMOV)
NORTH ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Police have charged a man with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the shooting that killed two and injured three others in north St. Louis on Saturday. 

Ollie L. Lynch Jr., 25, is charged with the shooting deaths of 17-year-old Jalen Woods and 25-year-old Amber Green. 

Officers responded to the parking lot of a gas station near the 1600 block of Union around 12:50 a.m. When they arrived they saw a vehicle which had hit an air dispenser and sustained major damage.

Officers said Woods was found on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds near a gas station at that intersection. He was transported to a St. Louis-area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  

Amber Green, 25, was located inside a vehicle, unconscious with multiple gunshot wounds. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three other victims were located near the scene. Police found a 23-year-old man and an 18-year-old man suffering from multiple gunshots wounds. Both victims were transported to a local hospital and listed in critical, but stable condition. 

The fifth victim, a 25-year-old woman was treated on scene for a cut on her foot. 

An investigation revealed the victims were inside a vehicle and had been getting gas when two masked suspects fired shots at their vehicle. 

The victims tried to drive off but hit the air dispenser. Police said the suspects ran away from the scene.

Lynch is being held without bond. He is facing two counts of first-degree murder, three counts of assault, six counts of armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. 

Police are still searching for the other suspect involved. 

Editor's note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated 3 people were killed in the shooting. That information provided by police dispatch was incorrect.

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