Police: Student suspected of shooting college employee
St. Louis police were called to Stevens Institute of Business and Arts following a shooting there Tuesday.
January 15th, 2013
05:38 PM ET

Police: Student suspected of shooting college employee

[Updated at 5:38 p.m. ET] A part-time student at a business and arts college in St. Louis shot and wounded a school employee Tuesday before wounding himself at the institute, St. Louis police said.

The suspect, who apparently shot himself, and the Stevens Institute of Business and Arts employee were taken to a hospital, where they were in surgery Tuesday afternoon, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson said.

Police officers responding to a 911 call found the employee, identified only as a man in his late 40s, wounded in the school in downtown St. Louis. Officers then found the wounded suspect in a stairwell, as well as a handgun that investigators believe was used in the shooting, Dotson said.

Other students, faculty and staff members "headed for the doors" after the shooting and were taken to "an offsite location" to be interviewed by investigators, Dotson said.

[Initial post, 3:59 p.m. ET] Two men have been taken to a hospital in critical condition after a shooting at a St. Louis business college Tuesday, St. Louis fire Capt. Dan Sutter said.

A suspect was in custody after the shooting at Stevens Institute of Business and Arts, according to a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officer.

No names or details about the injuries were immediately released. Check this page for updates.

Read more from CNN affiliate KMOV and CNN affiliate KSDK.

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  1. GovtReform

    Quick, take away his video games!

    January 15, 2013 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • bud

      Were not supposed to blame inanimate objects remember

      January 15, 2013 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. scissors95

    quicker take away his friends AR15.

    January 15, 2013 at 8:11 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. dakattack

    still cant have my guns, sorry

    January 15, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Byron

      The time is quickly approaching, when we won't ask your permission. This insanity will stop, & if you won't be part of the solution, then you are the problem. Disarm!

      January 15, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • scranton

      @Byron- Never going to happen.

      January 15, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. STL BABY

    Take away guns then its knives take away knives to try and save lives. If people are gonna kill it does not matter what you take away they will strangle your ass with there bare hands if they want. Taking guns away is not proving anything but authority and i hate authority so if i am pushed 2 the point when i must kill i will find some way. Guns dont kill people. People that are pushed kill people know what i am saying

    January 15, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • User-301

      Not sure what you are saying – Can you please clarify Thank You

      January 16, 2013 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  5. blackfargo

    "Byron
    The time is quickly approaching, when we won't ask your permission. This insanity will stop, & if you won't be part of the solution, then you are the problem. Disarm!"

    Who is this "we" you talk about?

    January 15, 2013 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • So Sick of Idiots

      He means the civil army Hitler er Obama is making. It will be some great stuff for sheep such as him.

      January 16, 2013 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  6. raisequestions

    @CNN have you heard anything about a shooting today at a college in Hazard, KY in which two students were killed?

    January 15, 2013 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. sanehuman1

    I believe this news report is mistaken, he must've "blasted" the guy away with an AR-15 complete with the 30-round clip. Everyone know's that all mass shootings such as this one are done with military style assault weapons. If you disagree then you're pro- school shootings/ killing children.

    Sincerely,
    Piers Morgan & the rest of the liberal media

    January 15, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jay

      Nice try. But maybe you make a good point for banning ALL guns.

      January 15, 2013 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jay

    They should've let the shooter bleed to death.

    January 15, 2013 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. chrissy

    So what is the government gonna do now, go door to door or cardboard box to cardboard box to run down all the guns already out there? Kinda like locking the barndoor AFTER the horse got loose. Dumb.

    January 15, 2013 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. NRA is useless

    so why don't business colleges have armed guards?!!

    January 16, 2013 at 2:53 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • theacemancometh

      They are called campus police

      January 16, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Portland tony

    You want armed guards everywhere?
    ......That's not a socialist state that some idiiots claim Obama wants. That's a fascist state 'cause these guards are working for and answer to some level of government!

    January 16, 2013 at 6:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • theacemancometh

      I think you need to look up the meaning of the word fascism. Having government guards does not equal fascism. Unless you consider every town's police force a fascist organization.

      January 16, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. theacemancometh

    Pretty sure any scary black rifle would be more than enough to place blame upon

    January 16, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Farrok

    Raise the age limit to 25 years old before you can own a firearm. By that time they will be in a Prison called Work and will have other things on their minds besides shooting each other.

    January 22, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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