Suspects pistol-whip woman during overnight home invasion

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-St. Louis police are investigating an apparent home invasion in North St. Louis early Tuesday morning (May 23). A man living in the house on St. Louis Avenue near Goodfellow Boulevard said around 2 a.m. Tuesday, two to four suspects entered the back door of the home.

The man said he was in the house with his niece at the time.

The man awoke when he heard someone coming in the back door of the house. The man said he ran out the back door. His niece was upstairs and came downstairs to find the intruders in the home. One of the intruders hit her in the head with a gun, he said.

Police searched the home.

The man said it`s possible the suspects took off in a gray vehicle he saw parked in the alley.