ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Two people were fatally shot in separate shootings in north St. Louis County within minutes.

The St. Louis County Police Department identified the shooting victims as Frederick Gett, 45, of Ferguson, and Kayla Patterson, 25, of Black Jack. Next of kin have been notified.

Police were first called to Glen Owen Drive Near Bahama Drive at 8:46 p.m. Upon arrival, police found Gett suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died.

The officers explained that the shooting could have been the result of a robbery.

Less than ten minutes later, Patterson was found fatally shot on Whisper Lake Drive Near Blackjack. Police are still working to find out what led to that shooting.

FOX 2 will update this story with more information as it becomes available.