ST. LOUIS • The eulogy had just been given to a standing-room-only crowd gathered in a midtown mortuary Tuesday morning to say goodbye to David "Bo" Terell Davis Sr., who had been shot to death 11 days earlier.
Only about five people had streamed past the casket before gunfire erupted anew outside the front door of the Reliable Funeral Home, sending a packed crowd of confused mourners diving to the floor and ducking behind walls.
The volley of shots just before noon killed two men and wounded one in what Police Chief Dan Isom said was a gang hit.
"The only thing I heard was boom, boom, boom, that's all," said Nelson Thomas Sr., 82, the owner of funeral home at 3958 Washington Boulevard. "I didn't look out to see what's going on. I just heard shots."
He said he took refuge beneath a desk in his nearby office. When he looked up, he saw people rushing out to aid the wounded.
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