ST. LOUIS – Saturday morning just north of downtown St. Louis 4 homeless people were beaten with a hammer as they slept in an abandoned school building.
Police say a homeless woman was critically injured in the attack, as someone allegedly beat her in the head with a hammer.
Authorities say the woman was inside the school with three other homeless persons, 2 men and one woman.
One of the victims to told Fox'2 Derrion Henderson the attack started after dispute over prescription drugs.
Authorities say the attack happened around 10:30 am this morning.
A witness said he saw the people coming out of the school bloody on stretchers.
All of them were taken to a hospital.
Our friends at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch report that homicide detectives were called to handle this investigation.
There`s no word right now on if police have any suspect in custody right now.