Violence across St. Louis overnight

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - There was more gun violence overnight in St. Louis. Two people were murdered and another person was shot getting on the highway.

So far there no arrests in any of these latest cases and no confirmation that any of the cases are linked, although two happened close to each other basically at the same time.

The first incident occurred around 9:20 p.m. in the 4100 block of Nebraska Avenue. Police responded to calls of a shooting and found the victim, 57-year-old Ronald Perkins, inside his home with a gunshot wound to the stomach. Perkins was able to give a brief description of the suspect to investigators. He was brought to a local hospital where he later died.

Police said the body of an African-American man was found in the driver's seat of a car shortly before 1:30 a.m. on Bingham Avenue at Gravois in south city. The man, identified as 50-year-old Craig Simms, was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. No one else was hurt. Simms was the only person found in the car.

Less than an hour later, police rushed to north St. Louis where a man was found shot in a dark colored SUV at the on ramp to westbound I-70 westbound at Adelaide. The victim is an African-American man in his mid 20's. He had multiple gunshot wounds to his back. Investigators say he was taken to a hospital in critical condition but homicide detectives were not called in.

There were also police cars under the highway. It appears two men were brought up from there. At least one was put into an ambulance. It`s unclear if they are connected to that shooting.

Around 2 a.m., police also discovered a wrecked black Mustang just a couple of blocks away on Linton. Investigators say the car had a bullet hole in its hood. It`s unclear if anyone was shot in this incident.

They are checking to see if there is any connection to the Adelaide/ I-70 shooting.

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