2 killed in shooting at St. Louis High School; gunman also killed

A woman and a teenage girl were killed in a shootout inside St. Louis High School on Monday morning, officials said. The gunman was also killed in the shootout and at least five other injured were taken to hospitals, police said.

At a news conference, Police Commissioner Michael Sack said injuries ranged from gunshot wounds to shrapnel wounds. Sack said the gunman was about 20 years old and has not been identified.

The shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School was reported after 9 a.m., forcing hundreds of students to exit the building, many of whom were on the run.

St. Louis Public School said on twitter That the shooter was “immediately stopped” by the police.

The FBI said in a statement later Monday morning that there was no longer an “immediate threat” to the school.

One student, 16-year-old Tania Gholston, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that she was in a room when the shooter entered.

“I heard there were two shots and he came in there with a gun,” Gholston said. “And I was trying to run and I couldn’t run. Me and he made eye contact but I made it out because his gun jammed. But we saw blood on the floor.”

TV reports said officers entered the area after 9 a.m. carrying guns and crime tapes were put up around the school and that some parents arrived to pick up the children and check on their safety.

parents were to plead strongly To pick up your kids at Gateway STEM High School.

Central Visual and Performing Arts High School is a magnet school specializing in the visual arts, musical arts and performing arts. The District website states that the school’s “educational program is designed to create a nurturing environment where students receive a quality academic and artistic education that enables them to compete successfully at the post-secondary level or to perform competently in the world of work.” prepares for.”

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People gather outside after the shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis on Monday, October 24, 2022.

Jordan OP/St. AP. via Louis Post-Dispatch

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