St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - A spate of break-ins targeted south city gyms this morning.
Fox2 reports thieves hit at least three different gyms in less than a half an hour early today. Cars were vandalized at the St. Louis Fitness Club on Hampton and Potomac, and another fitness club in Hampton Village near Schnucks as well as at Blast Fitness on Jefferson and Lafayette. Piles of glass greeted many people after their workouts. St. Louis police got the first call around 6:00am. Hampton Village.
Police believe the same suspects may be behind all of the break ins. They are described at this point as two males in a dark grey Grand Prix.
St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - St. Louis Homicide detectives are on the scene of a shooting in North St. Louis.
Police say 16-year-old Noah Barnes was shot several times and was pronounced dead at the scene. Neighbors in the 1900 block of Clara say they heard five to six shots and then saw a person laying face down in the street.
Police have not released any information on suspects.
St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - Police say that a St. Louis County man was smoking pot when his son accidentally shot his younger brother.
Larry Madison now faces charges of first-degree endangering the welfare of a child and marijuana possession. Investigators say Madison left a loaded shotgun within easy reaching distance of his two sons, who are 3 and 4 years old. Police say he was smoking marijuana in another room when the 4-year-old picked up the shotgun and shot his 3-year-old brother. The younger boy was taken to the hospital after being grazed by a bullet.
Police say the children’s mother was also home at the time.
St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - A St. Louis priest is accused of having sex with a minor at the Cathedral Basilica, where he served.
Reverend Joseph Jiang was arrested on Thursday evening. Prosecutors say he had sex with a male victim, who was under 14 years old. The alleged incidents took place between July 2011 and August 2012. The 30-year-old priest from China was assigned to the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis, where he lived with and was mentored by Archbishop Robert Carlson.
The Archdiocese of St. Louis says it has revoked the priest's canonical privileges. Church officials encourage any reports of misconduct involving minors be reported to the Director of Child and Youth Protection at 314-792-7704 or law enforcement officials.