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Two killed, five wounded in three shootings in St. Louis

Two people were killed and five others were wounded Sunday afternoon in three shootings within 15 minutes of one another in St. Louis, police said.

Authorities gave few details except to say the shootings didn't appear to be related.

Four of the victims were found with gunshot wounds about 1:45 p.m. (2:45 p.m. ET) at a home at the east end of Fairground Park about a half-mile southwest of Interstate 70, police said.

Two of them, identified as Clara Walker, 51, and Robert Parker, 32, were pronounced dead. A 24-year-old man, who wasn't identified, was in critical condition, and the fourth victim, a 24-year-old woman, suffered a minor graze wound, police said.

About 10 minutes later, one person was shot and wounded near I-70 and Kingshighway, police said. No other information was available Sunday night.

And just a couple of minutes later, two other people were shot just north of I-70, police said. Again, no other information was available Sunday night.

Sarah Kinkade, a spokeswoman for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, told NBC News that the hospital was treating three people in all — one in critical condition and two in good condition.

Christopher Essner of NBC News contributed to this report.

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