Three people are dead, including a shooter, after a shooting at a high school in south St. Louis, according to police.
An adult woman and a teenage girl were killed, along with several people injured. St. Louis Metro Police officers shot and killed the gunman at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, Fox 2 reports.
Officers were called to the school just after 9 a.m. Authorities said police arrived at the high school as kids were filing out of the school.
According to Fox 2, students told police the suspect was armed with a long gun. Officers then heard gunshots and ran toward the shooter. Police and the gunman exchanged gunfire.
The gunman was 20 years old. Police are investigating the shooter’s motive.
I am heartbroken this morning to see reports of a school shooting in south St. Louis. As mother and grandmother myself, I'm shocked and praying for all those affected—students, parents, faculty, and in the community. I'm grateful to brave law enforcement for their quick response. https://t.co/0fwQu4vFoZ— Trudy Busch Valentine (@buschvalentine) October 24, 2022
Devastating news in St. Louis. I’m grateful for the swift response of local law enforcement. My office is in contact with local authorities and we stand ready to offer all assistance possible https://t.co/8WpBPKp0vw— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) October 24, 2022