These gentlemen must have purchased their guns legally, right? And passed a background check, right? By the way, don’t open the door if you don’t know who it is.

From STLToday:

Man shot, 3 hurt in armed home invasion in St. Louis

By Carolyn Tuft
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
10/26/2009

ST. LOUIS — A St. Louis man was shot and three other people were injured when four masked gunmen forced their way into a house to rob them early today.

Police say that four black men — wearing all black clothes, black masks and brandishing guns — burst into the home at 12:20 a.m. today in the 5500 block of Oriole Avenue near Calvary Cemetery.

The four gunmen knocked on the door of the house. When one of the victims answered the door, the four men forced themselves inside, police said. They demanded money and property from the four victims, police said.

The gunmen assaulted the four people inside the home — a 51-year-old man, a 32-year-old woman, a 27-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man, police said.

The gunmen then grabbed electronics and money and, as they fled, shot the 51-year-old man in the midsection. The victim was taken to an area hospital where he is in critical but stable condition, police said. The injuries and conditions of the other three victims were not released by police.

Police detectives are searching for the gunmen.