Two men wanted, one charged in Pulaski County double murder

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WAYNESVILLE, Mo. -- "The shooting appears to have been targeted. A targeted event, aimed at the four victims," said Pulaski County Sheriff Jimmy Bench during a news conference Friday afternoon.

Richard Taylor (left) has been charged with double murder. Jamel Holt is wanted for questioning after four people were shot in Pulaski County on 1/11/2018.

Investigators say just before 3:00 Thursday afternoon, they received a call of shots fired with multiple gunshot victims in the 1400 block of Houston Road, near the I-44 and Highway 28 overpass in Pulaski County.

It is then, they say 44-year-old Richard Taylor shot into a car, killing two people, and injuring two others. The prosecuting attorney says he has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of first degree assault, and other criminal charges in this case.

"Taylor is considered to be armed and dangerous. Please do not approach him," Bench added.

They are also searching for 34-year-old Jamel Holt. Police say he moves between Pulaski County and the St. Louis area, and is only wanted for questioning at this time.

"We have tips today they have moved out of the area," Bench said.

The Sheriff says they found a weapon near the crime scene early this morning, but after investigating, deemed it is not connected to this double homicide.

Victims names have not yet been released, as the sheriff cites safety concerns, but the sheriff did address a rumor about a third death.

"There is not a third fatality."

If you know the whereabouts of Taylor or Holt, you're asked to call the Pulaski County Sheriff's Dispatch Line at 573-774-6196, or 911.