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Man facing 6 felony charges after early morning shooting in Kirkwood

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Crime scene tape around a car after two people were shot at Ohlman Avenue and Gordon Wednesday (Credit: KMOV) Crime scene tape around a car after two people were shot at Ohlman Avenue and Gordon Wednesday (Credit: KMOV)

KIRKWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Two people were taken to the hospital after being shot in Kirkwood early Wednesday morning.

The man and woman were inside a car in the area of Ohlman Avenue at Gordon Avenue, which is located north of the Kirkwood Commons Shopping Center, when they were shot between 1:15 and 1:45 a.m., according to police.

When officials arrived on the scene, they found the victims on the ground with gunshot wounds. The duo was conscious and able to tell police who shot them.

Police took 27-year-old Joshua Watkins of St. Louis into custody as a suspect following their arrival. On Wednesday afternoon, Watkins was charged with two counts of first-degree assault, three counts armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon.  All charges are felonies.

The car the victims were inside sustained several bullet holes.

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