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Gunman wounds man, himself at St. Louis school
Yahoo News ^ | January 15, 2013 | JIM SALTER | Associated Press

Posted on 01/15/2013 4:36:17 PM PST by Uncle Chip

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A part-time student strode into the office of a longtime administrator at a downtown St. Louis business school Tuesday and shot the man in the chest, creating panic in the school before turning the gun on himself, police said.

Both men were in surgery Tuesday afternoon at Saint Louis University Hospital. Police Chief Sam Dotson said he was optimistic both would survive, but a hospital spokesman declined to discuss their conditions.

Police did not identify either man, but Dotson said the administrator was a longtime employee in his late 40s. He said the suspect had been attending Stevens Institute of Business & Arts off and on for four years and had no history of threats or violence.

Dotson said police arrived to find a "chaotic" scene with many students running out of the five-story historic building in the downtown loft district of St. Louis.

About 40 to 50 people were in the building when gunfire broke out, and police evacuated them before starting a floor-by-floor search with tactical teams and dogs.

They found the administrator, who had been shot in his fourth-floor office, near an elevator, Dotson said. Officers found the suspect in a stairwell between the third and fourth floors, he said. Police found a handgun, but a spokeswoman wasn't sure where.

The motive wasn't clear, but Dotson said the shooter apparently sought out the victim.

"This did not appear to be random," Dotson said. "It appeared to be targeted."

Britanee Jones, 24, hid under a desk while her classmates ducked into closets or ran out of the building. Her mother, Angae Lowery, raced to the school to make sure her daughter was safe.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: schoolshooting; shooting; stlouis

1 posted on 01/15/2013 4:36:26 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

There’s been another shooting, 2 dead, in Lexington college Kentucky.

I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but this is improbable. How many have there been total now?


2 posted on 01/15/2013 4:43:23 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Uncle Chip

Obviously, the gun was at fault.


3 posted on 01/15/2013 4:45:36 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Viennacon

Just heard about it on Fox..the two suspects turned themselves in..usually I am not the biggest Conspiracy theorist on the planet but two shootings the day before Obama is to parade children to promote his anti gun agenda..something doesn’t smell right here and when it involves Obama ANYTHING is possible


4 posted on 01/15/2013 4:45:39 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda
...when it involves Obama ANYTHING injurious to America is possible.
Fixed it for you, Sarah Barracuda.
5 posted on 01/15/2013 4:54:49 PM PST by Standing Wolf
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To: Viennacon

this happens everyday mostly in Chicago...are they going to Media-blast EVERY FRICKIN SHOOTING? Its not a mass shooting.
ridiculous.


6 posted on 01/15/2013 5:05:02 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Viennacon

this happens everyday mostly in Chicago...are they going to Media-blast EVERY FRICKIN SHOOTING? Its not a mass shooting.
ridiculous.


7 posted on 01/15/2013 5:05:08 PM PST by Recovering Ex-hippie (Go Galt!)
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To: Uncle Chip

Pure Speculation: Lover’s quarrel? Triangle? or just a beef?
Perp tried to off himself.
Or perhaps Hussein is paying off student loans for those families who’s failing students commit suicide terrorist acts in colleges?
Hmmm .... haven’t I seen that done somewhere before ... ? It will come to me, if I think long enough.


8 posted on 01/15/2013 5:41:51 PM PST by ri4dc (Cut your cable. You'll need the extra dough later on.)
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To: ri4dc

Why do I suspect that if Obozo succeeds to take away all the guns, perps will just take pointers from the jihad heads and start using vests?
Maybe we should proactively ban all vests, just in case. /S


9 posted on 01/15/2013 5:47:43 PM PST by ri4dc (Cut your cable. You'll need the extra dough later on.)
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To: ri4dc

I can’t explain why, but lover’s quarrel came to my mind when I saw this.


10 posted on 01/15/2013 6:23:33 PM PST by Bigg Red (Sorry, Mr. Franklin, I guess we couldn't keep it.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Does anyone find it way too convenient that there are two shootings in the same day, the day before Caliph Hussein is having his big press conference to exploit children so he can take away the people’s guns?


11 posted on 01/15/2013 8:00:10 PM PST by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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