ST. LOUIS – One man was killed and three other men were injured early Friday morning in a shooting at a north St. Louis bar. 

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department reports David Leroy Smith Jr., 40, died in the shooting.

Police said the shooting happened just before 3 a.m. at a bar called The Sweet Timez Bar located at Dr. Martin Luther King Drive and Union. Investigators believe approximately 25 shots were fired in total inside and outside of the bar. The Commander of the St. Louis Police Homicide Unit, Lieutenant Jesse Harris, said some sort of fight started inside of the bar. It then spilled outside, and that is when the gunfire started.

An officer was driving east on Dr. Martin Luther King Drive when they saw a “large commotion with cars speeding away.” The officer then heard gunfire in the crowd from multiple directions. The officer then called for help in order to secure the scene.

Harris said the body of the man who was killed was found inside the bar. He was pronounced dead at the scene. A 50-year-old man and a 47-year-old man were shot in their lower body and taken to the hospital by EMS. A 45-year-old man was shot in his right leg. He was taken to the hospital by a third party. These are all non-life-threatening injuries.

At this point, Harris does not know what caused the fight.

Harris said it is possible there are other victims because so many shots were fired, but they have only confirmed the four victims.

Investigators are also still trying to figure out how many people were shooting during the altercation. No suspects are in custody.

The Homicide Division is investigating. Anyone with information is urged to call the Homicide Division directly at 314-444-5371, or anyone with a tip who wants to remain anonymous and is interested in a reward can contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS (8477).