Saturday, June 15, 2013

"Brief Argument" Leaves Four Dead

"ST. LOUIS, MO — A man shot three people to death at a small home healthcare business in St. Louis on Thursday afternoon after a brief argument, and then killed himself, St. Louis police said.

"Officers recovered a semiautomatic handgun from the crime scene.

"St. Louis Police Capt. Michael Sack said the dead were in their early 40s to mid-50s.

"`The gentleman who killed the other three people inside the office appeared to have had an argument with the others and then at some point opened fire with a weapon,` Sack said.

"The shots were fired at about 1:40 p.m. at A K Home Health Care, police said. Sack said surveillance video showed the shooter opened fire after having a brief argument with people inside the business.

"`We don't know if this is a prior thing that carried over,` Sack said.

"Sack said the shooter appeared to be the owner of the health care business, and that the victims were employees. No one else was injured. Police did not identify the dead, who were removed from the business just before 6:30 p.m."

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