Two women hospitalized after double shooting in south city

ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- St. Louis city police say two victims are critically wounded after being shot early Tuesday morning. Shortly after midnight, officers responded to the 3400 block of Louisiana Avenue near Gravois Park.

Police say they found two women with multiple gunshot wounds in their upper bodies. Witnesses said they heard at least 40 gunshots.

One victim had been shot in the side. She was conscious and breathing. A second victim had been shot in the chest, and was unconscious and not breathing. Both were taken to the hospital.

That's when officers requested homicide detectives at the scene.

Within the hour, police reported both women were stable in the hospital.