County SWAT Team Responds to Shooting | News
BELNOR, MO (KTVI) – There were tense moments Wednesday morning in North County.
Shots were fired into a home and that prompted the St. Louis County Police SWAT Team to be called out.
The SWAT team members gathered around a vacant home on Old Hanley Road near Meridian.
Investigators were trying to track down suspects from that overnight shooting. They thought the suspects might be hiding in the empty house.
SWAT team members went up to the home with their guns drawn to check it then backed off.
They used a bull horn to try and communicate with anybody who might have been inside the house.
Authorities also used a robot with a camera to assist in the investigation. Police found nothing in the home- it was empty and nobody was arrested.
Before the sun came up, the SWAT team`s armored vehicles moved into the neighborhood.
Investigators tell us this all started when shots were fired into an occupied home on Wheaton about 1:45 a.m. this morning.
There were four people on the porch and an elderly woman inside. Nobody was hit but the house was hit three times.
Investigators say two suspects were seen running from the home.
The police investigation led officers to the vacant house where SWAT team members converged.
Police don`t have a good description of the suspects; just two males.
Investigators also don`t know what may have led to the original shots fired that started the entire situation.