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Man facing charges after 2 women killed in St. Louis shooting

The women were found shot to death in an abandoned apartment building last month

ST. LOUIS — A 62-year-old man is facing charges after two women were killed and a third woman was injured in a shooting last month.

St. Louis police are applying for at-large warrants against Charles Anderson for two counts of first-degree murder, three counts of armed criminal action and one count of first-degree assault. He is currently in the custody of Jennings police on an unrelated charge, St. Louis police said.

On Sept. 17, St. Louis police responded to a call for a shooting just before 2 a.m. in the 2900 block of Kossuth Avenue, near the border of the Fairground and Hyde Park neighborhoods.

Police arrived to find three women shot on the second floor of an abandoned apartment building.

Patrice Wimbley, 31, and Jamie Willard, 30, were pronounced dead at the scene. The third victim, a 42-year-old woman, was taken to a hospital for treatment.

Police have not released any additional information on the victims or what led up to the shooting. 5 On Your Side has contacted the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office for court documents on the charges.

A homicide investigation is underway.

If you have any information that can help in the investigation you're urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477(TIPS).

Resources for crime victims:

If you have been a victim of a crime or know someone who has been, 5 On Your Side has compiled a list of resources.

Better Family Life is a nonprofit community development organization working to “stabilize inner-city neighborhoods.” One aspect of its mission is a gun violence de-escalation program.

To learn more, call 314-381-8200 or visit https://www.betterfamilylife.org/

Life Outside of Violence “helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence.”

To learn more, call 314-327-6697 or email: ProjectLOV@WUSTL.edu

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has an anti-crime program called “Safety Net for Youth Initiative,” which is a joint partnership between and Saint Louis Public Schools to provide services to at-risk youth.

To learn more, visit https://www.ulstl.com/anti-crime-initiative.html

Cure Violence is an international organization that has recently launched in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to deescalate violent situations within their own communities. To learn more, visit https://cvg.org/

The Crime Victim Center is a St. Louis-based organization that works to empower victims by offering resources, counseling, advocacy and referrals throughout the greater St. Louis area.

To learn more, visit https://www.supportvictims.org/