2 dead, 3 injured in shootings, standoff in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (CNN/KMOV) -- Two are dead, three are injured after a Sunday standoff in Old St. Louis.

Police say they were called to an apartment building where two women had been reported shot. While on the scene, officers say they heard gunshots next door. They say they tried to talk to someone in the second building, but received no response.

Officers finally ruled the situation safe to enter the second apartment. Inside they found three other gunshot victims.

It is unclear who the shooter is. Police suspect the victims are related. But they do not know how.