Shooting in Cherokee Street Building, St. Louis Leaves Four Dead
From St. Louis Today
Four people were shot dead inside a building along Cherokee Street about 1:40 p.m. today, a police source said.
The shots were fired inside the Cherokee Place Business Incubator at 2715 Cherokee Street, police say.
The building was evacuated and police were interviewing at least three people across the street, police say. At least one man and two women were taken into custody
At least a dozen police cars and two ambulances had responded to the scene. Police had the block closed off between Ohio and Iowa avenues.
The shooting occurred about 1:45 p.m. CT (2:45 p.m. ET) on Cherokee Street, in the south end of the city, KSDK-TV said. The gunman worked at a home health care business inside the Cherokee Place Business Incubator, said Police Captain Michael Sack.
Sack said the gunman argued with the three victims before opening fire and then killing himself. The dead were all in their early 40s to mid-50s.
No details yet about the nature of the argument or whether the three victims were employees or customers.
A lawyer with an office in the building told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the health care business was owned and staffed by Somalian immigrants, and that he had heard "heated arguing" before.