One person was killed and two others were critically injured after being shot during an attempted robbery in South St. Louis Saturday afternoon.

Police said the shooting happened in the 3900 block of Pennsylvania just after 2 p.m.

During an exchange of gunfire, two suspects and the victim were shot at a nearby residence, according to investigators.

All three people were transported to an area hospital where one, identified as Joseph Bolden, 25, of Godfrey, Illinois was pronounced dead and two are listed in critical, unstable condition.

Homicide detectives are investigating the shooting. No other details have been released.

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