3 killed in school shooting in St. Louis, USA
Two people were killed in a shooting at a high school in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. At least 7 people were injured. It is said that the gunman was also killed by the police. The incident happened around 9 o’clock local time on Monday (October 24).
It is known that the gunman entered the Central Visual and Performing Arts School and carried out the attack. The school was closed immediately after the attack. However, the authorities did not clarify the primary reason for the attack. News-BBC.
Police say the suspected attacker is 19 years old and a former student at the school. The attacker was also killed in the shootout with the police. However, it is not yet clear why the young man attacked the school of 400 students. A girl student was declared dead in the school. Another woman died after being taken to hospital.
St. Louis Public Schools says police were able to “quickly contain” the shooter.
According to local media, three girls and four boys are among the seven injured. Their condition is also serious.
The city’s police commissioner, Michael Sack, said news of the attack sent students running in fear. Seeing the situation, the school staff quickly informed the police. The gunman was carrying hundreds of bullets and had about a dozen high-capacity magazines lined up.
He said, the situation could have been worse.
He also mentioned that it is the day of a tragic incident. This police officer also said that FBI representatives are investigating the incident.
A Michigan teenager pleaded guilty last November to 24 charges, including the shooting and murder at his school.