Police: 4 dead after murder-suicide at St. Louis business

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by KMOV.com staff

KREM.com

Posted on June 13, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 13 at 6:19 PM

Police said four people are dead after an employee of a south St. Louis home health care business fatally shot three people before killing himself on Thursday.

Police said two men and two women were shot to death at AK Home Healthcare in the 2700 block of Cherokee around 1:50 p.m. Thursday. The business is located inside the Cherokee Place Business Incubator.

Police said surveillance cameras showed an argument broke out at the business before a man killed three of the victims, then turned the semi-automatic handgun on himself.

Authorities said they believe the gunman was an employee at the business. All the deceased appeared to be in the mid-40s to early 50s.

The cause of the shooting was unclear.

A single ambulance was parked outside the building as hundreds of people were gathered about a half-block away to see what was going on.

The business is in a neighborhood where many Hispanics have relocated in recent years. The street is lined with antique shops, kitsch stores and other shops.

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