Authorities said a shooter killed a teenage girl and an adult woman at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis, Missouri, on Monday morning.
|People gather outside after a shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts high school in St. Louis, on Oct. 24, 2022.|
The St. Louis Public School District and St. Louis police both claim that the shooter "was soon halted by police," that there was a firefight, and that the suspect also lost his life.
According to authorities, the suspect seemed to be around 20 years old.
According to authorities, the shooting was reported at around 9:10 a.m. local time. Police claimed that as the pupils left the building, they reported seeing a man with a long pistol.
According to authorities, a number of the victims were hospitalized with wounds from gunshots and shrapnel.
"The scene is secure and there is no active threat," according to the police.
|First responders on the scene of a shooting at the Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in St. Louis, Oct. 24, 2022.|
Although police emphasized that the school's doors were closed, authorities did not specify how the shooter entered the structure.