ST. LOUIS — Two people were killed and two others injured in gang-related shootings Tuesday outside a St. Louis funeral home.
Authorities were searching for multiple suspected gunmen after the shootings at about noon at Reliable Funeral Home, Police Capt. Mike Sack said. A service was being held inside at the time.
Two men died at a hospital, a third was listed in critical condition, and a fourth suspected victim was believed to have been shot in the leg but hasn't turned up at a hospital yet.
When the incident happened, the funeral home was holding a funeral for David Davis, a 27-year-old man who was gunned down behind a St. Louis home Nov. 19. Authorities believed the shooting was related to that funeral, Sack said.
The shooting was being investigated as a possible escalation of feuding between two factions.
"It looks like these people have a prior history with one another," Sack told reporters.
It was not immediately clear if any of the wounded exchanged fire with the assailants, Sack said.
A handgun was recovered from the scene, along with as many as two dozen — possibly more — shell casings from the funeral home's driveway, he said.