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Woman is charged with murder after shooting leaves 2 dead, 1 injured in north St. Louis

The shooting happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. at a gas station near the intersection of North Broadway and Riverview Boulevard.

ST. LOUIS — Two men died and another was injured in a shooting Wednesday night in north St. Louis, and on Thursday, a woman was charged with murder.

The shooting happened shortly after 10:30 p.m. Wednesday at a gas station near the intersection of North Broadway and Riverview Boulevard, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

Two men were pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting, police said. Another male victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition with a gunshot wound to his head.

On Thursday, police announced the arrest of Demesha Coleman, a 35-year-old Spanish Lake woman. She was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, one count of first-degree assault and three counts of armed criminal action.

St. Louis police's Homicide Division is investigating the shooting.

Police initially said four people were shot, but an update Thursday afternoon clarified that three were shot.

5 On Your Side will update this story as information is confirmed.

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.

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."

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

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.

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