May 14, 2019 / 4:12 AM / 9 days ago

Shooting in St. Louis kills three, wounds two: media

(Reuters) - Three men were found shot to death and two wounded by gunfire late on Monday at a home on the north side of St. Louis, Missouri, media said, citing police officials.

Police responding shortly before 9 p.m. arrived to find one victim on the porch and four inside, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch newspaper said online.

All five were in their 20s or 30s, Police Chief John Hayden told the paper.

Three were found dead, and a fourth was barely breathing, with a gunshot wound to his head. The fifth victim, who had been shot in the leg, was breathing and conscious, the paper added.

There was no word on the circumstances of the shooting or whether police were hunting suspects.

Reuters could not immediately reach authorities to seek comment.

Reporting by Rich McKay in Atlanta and Steve Gorman in Los Angeles; Editing by Clarence Fernandez

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