ST. FRANCOIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) – Police are investigating after a 21-year-old man was wounded and another was killed in two different shootings at the same St. Francois County mobile home.
Police said a 26-year-old man was shot in the back around 2:00 a.m. Friday at a mobile home in the 9800 block of the Y-Cut-Off Road in northern St. Francois County.
Two armed robbers forced their way into the mobile home, where three people were inside, and demanded money. Police said a shot was fired inside the mobile home before one of the suspects, who was armed with a shotgun, shot the victim in the back as he tried to flee.
The victim was airlifted to a St. Louis area hospital, was treated and released.
Around 10:40 a.m., police said they received a call from the same address. When they arrived, they say they found a 21-year-old man from the Bonne Terre area dead inside from a gunshot wound to the head.
Police believe the home invasion was drug-related and not random, and also believe the two shootings are related.