Dispute between high school girls sparks shooting, police chase in St. Charles

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ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) - A shotgun blast fired at a home led to a late night, high-speed police chase through the streets of St. Charles. It ended with two suspects in custody and two others still on the loose.

Police say the entire episode stems from a dispute between two high school girls. The police chase ended on south Fifth Street near Willow Oak. That is where police arrested two male suspects who are 19 and 20-years-old. They searched for two other male suspects who fled from a 2005 Ford Explorer and ran off.

This all started about 11:30 p.m. on north Fourth Street.

Police say the four suspects in the Explorer drove by the home of one of the girls involved in the dispute and fired a shotgun blast at the home from the SUV. A pellet hit a car and did some minor siding damage to the home. The people inside called police. A responding officer responded spotted the SUV.

That`s when police say the SUV took off, starting the chase.

Authorities say the pursuit lasted about five minutes and exceeded speeds of 75 miles per hour. Police say the officer gave chase because someone inside that car fired a shotgun at an occupied home. Fortunately, nobody was hurt.

Police did recover and revolver and a sawed off shotgun from the Ford Explorer.

Investigators are trying to piece together what lead to the dispute.