(Reuters) - Three women were fatally shot as they tried to escape in a car from an apparent home invasion in St. Louis on Friday morning, local media reported.
The women were inside a home on the city's north side when two men burst in shortly after 3 a.m. local time, according to KSDK television, the ABC affiliate in St. Louis, citing police.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department declined to answer questions about the attack, saying more information would be released later on Friday.
Authorities first received an emergency call that a burglary was underway at the home. Another followed minutes later: shots fired.
When police arrived, they found the three women, all in their 20s, dead inside a car parked outside the home, KSDK reported. A man who had been with the women inside the home managed to escape alive.
The victims were not initially identified, and police are looking for the attackers, KSDK reported.
(Reporting by Jonathan Allen in New York; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)