St. Louis school shooting updates: At least two dead, suspect dead | USA TODAY


At least three people died, including the gunman, after a shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis, police said.

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Two people were killed and six others were injured after a gunman opened fire at a St. Louis high school before he was fatally shot by police at the scene Monday, officials said.

An adult woman and a teenage girl were fatally shot at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School, and the shooter was shot by police inside the school, Commissioner Mike Sack said in a news briefing.

“This is a heartbreaking day for all of us,” Sack said. “It’s gonna be tough. While on paper we may have nine victims… we have hundreds of others. Everyone who survived is going to take home trauma.”

Eight people, including the gunman, were taken to the hospital, Sack said. The adult woman died at the hospital, and the teen girl died at the school. The suspect also died at the hospital, he added.

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