Two men were taken into custody in connection with a double shooting Jan. 25 in Barnhart. One of the victims was taken to the hospital with a serious injury, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported.
A 41-year-old Pevely man and a 30-year-old Farmington man were arrested at a home near Hwy. Z and Jarvis Road between Hillsboro and Pevely. The Sheriff’s Office will not release the names of the suspects unless charges are filed, the department said.
Deputies were called at 12:13 p.m. to a home in the 7000 block of Albermarle Court in Barnhart after two gunshots were heard there. When deputies arrived, they found a 38-year-old Fenton man who had been shot in the torso, and a 62-year-old Barnhart man who had been grazed by a bullet.
The man who had been shot in the torso was taken to an area hospital. On Monday, he was in serious but stable condition, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Grant Bissell said.
Authorities believe the two men who were arrested and a woman showed up at the home on Albermarle Court that afternoon, and at least one of the three had an encounter with men inside the home. During the interaction, at least two gunshots were fired. The three people who showed up at the house then left the area in a dark-colored pickup, according to the report.
The pickup was at the home where the two men were arrested later that evening, Bissell said.
On Monday, the Sheriff’s Office was still trying to locate the woman believed to be involved in the incident, Bissell said.
The Sheriff’s Office said the shooting was not random, and Sheriff Dave Marshak posted on Twitter that Barnhart residents did not need to be concerned about their safety following the shooting.
The Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the incident, and anyone with information should contact the department at 636-797-5515.