Update — One of the victims has been identified as Jason Bowdy, 43, of the 2900 block of Old Hanley Road.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Two men were killed in a shootout early Monday morning inside a home in unincorporated north St. Louis County. Police are calling the incident a double murder.

According to a spokesperson with the St. Louis County Police Department, officers responded to a call for a shooting around 1:50 a.m. in the 2900 block of Old Hanley Road. Officers found two men dead at the scene.

Family members said the two men knew each other.

“I just know there was a shooting. Someone came over, they shot him, and they were shot in the process of shooting him, and both are dead,” said an anonymous family member.

Investigators said the suspect shot and killed the victim but was then fatally wounded by a third person at the residence.

The victim’s neighbors heard the gunfire.

“I had walked outside, and I heard the gunshots with my dog,” neighbor Kay Dav said. “After that, that’s when I saw the police pull up, and we went back in the house. I send my condolences to the family.”

“That’s the worst thing that you could ever wake up to,” Tangie Garner said. “Especially when it’s happening overnight, and you wake up to the saddest news ever in your life.”

The victim’s loved ones say he will be missed, describing him as family-oriented and somebody who would give the shirt off his back.

At present, it’s unclear what led up to the deadly shooting or if the third person will face any charges. Police have not released the names of those involved.

Call St. Louis County Police if you have any information about this crime. Speak with an investigator by calling 636-529-8210. Call CrimeStoppers at 1-866-371-8477 to remain anonymous or potentially receive a reward.