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ST. LOUIS – Police said three people have died after a shooting in north St. Louis just days before Christmas.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department responded to a call about a shooting in the 5300 block of Harney around 1:55 p.m. Wednesday. Officers found a man and woman shot dead in an alley. The third victim was found dead inside a nearby home.

A group of men working at a tire shop near the scene told FOX 2 they heard gunfire and took cover inside the shop.

There was no word on suspects or a motive as of early Thursday evening. Police had yet to release the victims’ names and ages. The department’s homicide division is investigating.

Anyone with information is urged to call the homicide division directly at 314-444-5371. To leave an anonymous tip, contact Crime Stoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).

FOX 2 will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.