ST. LOUIS – An investigation is underway in south St. Louis after two men were shot dead Friday outside a home.
The incident happened around noon at the 6100 block of Alaska Avenue. When officers arrived at the scene, they found the two men with multiple gunshot wounds, and they were pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the suspect remains at large.
A resident said they heard an exchange of gunfire outside of their home.
“I heard a couple of shots like eight or nine of them and I hit the ground,” said Eddie Foy.
Foy said when he walked outside he discovered two men on his neighbor’s porch suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
He had tried to help the victims, but it was too late.
“I’m a first responder, so I went over once I figure it was all over,” said Foy. “One was already gone the other pass in my arms.”
“As of now, this is an ongoing investigation, so I really don’t have a lot of information to give, said Lt. Jesse Harris, Commander of the Homicide Unit for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. “We don’t have any suspects at this time.“
Some south St. Louis residents are still in shock.
“I was in my back yard and I heard seven more,” said Gabriel Faris. “I ran and I saw a car backing up down the street, it was my neighbor I ran over there.”
Police encouraged anyone with information to contact Crimestoppers at 866-371-TIPS ( 8477). FOX 2 will continue to update this story with more information as it becomes available.