These shootings are getting crazier and crazier.
Four People Killed Inside Office Building
According to The NY Daily News
Four people have been killed inside of an office building in St. Louis in what appears to be a murder-suicide, officials said Wednesday.
Two men and two women were shot dead around 1:40 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in the Cherokee Place Business Incubator, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Police Capt. Michael Sack said that the man had gotten in an argument that quickly escalated and said he drew out a semi-automatic weapon, shooting two woman and another man before then shooting himself.
The victims, whose identities are being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin were in their 40s and 50s, Sacks said.
The St. Louis police captain said that it was unclear if the shooting was premeditated. “We don’t know if this was a thing that carried over into today or was initiated today,” he said.
The Cherokee Place Business Incubator is a decade-old project to allow small businesses to flourish in the neighborhood. But as bigger retailers fled to the suburbs, the area struggled.
At least a dozen police officers rushed to the complex between Ohio and Iowa Avenues, sealing off the area.
Witnesses told FOX2now that three people were taken from the office in handcuffs, but were later released, as police discovered them to be witnesses.
Police have said that Wednesday’s violent attack was targeted, though they have not yet released the business or businesses where the shootings took place.
According to public records, the converted movie theater holds several small businesses, including a day-care facility and a bank.
The shooting occurred between the Marine Villa and Soulard neighborhoods of the city, south of downtown St. Louis.
A call to the St. Louis Police Department was not immediately returned.
Murder-suicides are so selfish. If you want to kill yourself cool, but to take another person out is phucked up.