Man, 40, killed, 5 injured in north St. Louis drive-by shooting - KMOV.com

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Man, 40, killed, 5 injured in north St. Louis drive-by shooting

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According to police, the shooting took place in the 1700 block of Billups in the Ville neighborhood (Credit: KMOV) According to police, the shooting took place in the 1700 block of Billups in the Ville neighborhood (Credit: KMOV)
NORTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

Police are investigating after six people were shot, one of them fatally, just after 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

According to police, the shooting took place in the 1700 block of Billups in the Ville neighborhood. The suspect reportedly drove by and began firing a rifle from the car.

Police said one victim, 40-year-old Stanley Sparkling, who lived in the area, was sitting on a porch when he was shot. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Four victims, who range in age from 22 to 36, were taken to the hospital and listed in critical, stable condition. A 39-year-old woman who was also shot refused medical treatment. 

The Homicide Division is handling the ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

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