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3 suspects fire at 2 people, then responding officers, police say

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Police are searching for a trio of suspects they say fired gunshots at them while escaping to a nearby vehicle. 

Before officers arrived, however, police said the suspects were involved in a prior shooting with two other subjects. 

The shootings took place Monday night, around 7:30 p.m., in the 1400 block of Clara. Police were patrolling the area when they heard gunshots. The officers saw the three suspects exchange gunfire with the two subjects on Theodosia. 

When the officers announced their presence, two of the suspects allegedly fired upon the officers while running to a vehicle. The police officers returned fire. 

Eventually, all three suspects made it to the silver vehicle and fled the scene down an alley. Police said the officers pursued the suspects, but lost sight of the vehicle. 

Police then interviewed the two subjects involved in the initial shooting. The subjects told police the three suspects fired on them first, and they returned fire. 

The investigation into the shootings is ongoing. 

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