(KMOV.com) -- East St. Louis detectives are investigating three homicides within the past three days.
A 65-year-old man was found shot and killed inside his SUV on Tuesday. The next night, several suspects fatally shot a man as he sat with friends.
On Thursday night, an argument at a family's 4th of July celebrations lead to a deadly stabbing.
Authorities say they have identified several people of interest in connection to the stabbing, but the investigations continue.
News 4's Sharon Reed talked to residents who say their hometown can be a scary place. Click the video above to watch her full report.