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. Blackflag

    People are shot in the ghettos of America every single day, but these crimes barely merit local news coverage. However, anytime a shooting occurs in proximity to average middle class white people it is national news.

    January 15, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • jon

      DUCK! The American way.

      January 15, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • jane_sez

      i think this is being reported because of the current media and public interest in gun violence and the growing hopes of rational folks that there will be limits and reform in gun laws.

      January 15, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      Weird, when I called the campus to confirm this attack, no one could confirm that this happened......

      January 15, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stephen

      This is not in any way ment to be a racist ststment! it is a fact backed by crime statistics provided by the FBI Right now the number 1 cause of death of a black male between the ages of 16 and 26 is a nother black male between 16 and 26 with an illegal gun ,and not all are hand guns!So if you aoulaww all the guns that are legal what is to stop the illegal ones?any death is wrong white black etc.. but adding new laws wont help especially when the old laws are not being upheld by the creminals!

      January 15, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Faisal

      good point.

      January 15, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • PigBodine

      Are you implying that it is less noteworthy and criminal when a someone is shot in "one of America's ghettos"? Do you really think the outcry against guns from a fed up with this populace is only about the middle class? Your words even imply that the denizens of America's ghettos are less deserving of democracy and justice. Your mind is grotesque.

      January 15, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • tiddyullin

      That's TOTAL BS!!! How about the big ruckus over Trevon Marton? Good riddance to blacks shooting other blacks...got to get rid of some of these leeches any way we can!

      January 15, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • DEValken

      @PigBodine- "Your mind is grotesque." He's just stating the truth. There are killings in the inner city, "ghetto" if you will, that do not get- and have not gotten- great public attention. Regardless of reason or cause, they are not so much under-reported as they are disregarded. Right, wrong or indifferent, you can't deny that.

      I felt he was attemping to bring attention to that fact- not celebrating it.

      January 15, 2013 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJ Topspin

      Wow...you read WAY too deep into his comment. I think he was saying the MEDIA is racist regarding how they report these crimes.

      Simmer down now and don't go all "your mind is grotesque" on us....

      January 15, 2013 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • CJ Topspin

      This might be mildly off topic but is anyone else noticing how people are REALLY, REALLY QUICK to jump on others for even a slight perception of racism? Is like...we have one guy pointing out the bias in the media and how it might be racist and then we have someone CALLING that person a racist (and having a "grotesque mind") because they totally misunderstood what was a pretty clear and definitive argument.

      It is getting pretty Gestapo-like with all these racism hunters out there...like a new form of McArthyism

      January 15, 2013 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Clown

    This was at a college so of course it will make the news.

    January 15, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Terrible

    Welcome to America – where we say we love god, but we actually worship guns

    January 15, 2013 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • LoveMyCountry

      You got that mixed up, worship god and love guns.

      January 15, 2013 at 5:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • John jay

      Christians don't love, or whorship god. They ask him for things, and worship his prophet, (Jesus).

      January 15, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • HARVEY

      Praise the lord. Pass the ammo.

      193 CAB 34th ID

      January 15, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. This Guy

    In downtown St. Louis, an urban area, no where near a white sububran area for you bozoes who are saying it is making the news because it's a college in a certain area.

    January 15, 2013 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bee

    I'm pretty sure I read it correctly... that it said Learning Center... not College.. but whatever

    January 15, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. iliab

    Why Alkaida even bothers. Just sit back, relax and wait till we exterminate ourselves with our own guns.

    January 15, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stephen

      more people are killed with hammars and knives then guns ! every year look it up!so maybe we need to out law them or maybe only one tiny one per houshold !!LOL

      January 15, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Papi Latte

    They have internet in the hood?

    January 15, 2013 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • ChrisIA

      It's stolen

      January 15, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. ChrisIA

    Oh no, he fired two bullets? We better get Cuomo to drop the limit to one and quick!

    January 15, 2013 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stephen

      Since when has librals ever been worried about looking stupid with their posts!!like with cnn saying that the boy whot killed all those little children used a Bushnaster rifle wit a 30 round clip!facts now prove he never even had the gun in the school and it was locked in his trunk of the car!he shot every one of them with a hand guns!

      January 15, 2013 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Zwei Stein

    It used to be "goin' postal" but will soon be "goin' school."

    January 15, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  10. GOP = Greed Over People (party)

    Damn shame

    January 15, 2013 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  11. In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

    "For as the lightning cometh out of the East, and shineth even unto the West, so shall the coming of the Son of Man be."

    (Matt. 24:27)

    January 15, 2013 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Tom Pernis

    This is the American way. Shoot first, shoot yourself and then blame the middle class. Keep crime in the US, sooner or later there will be none of you left to kill. Good Luck!

    January 15, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stephen

      no ! So libral!Just like Hitler had to blame the jews for all of germanys problems Now the librals have to blame every gun owner for a few wack jobs!If you get rid of every gun they will go back to killing with rocks and Bows!you will never be able to legislat out the crazy people!they will find a way to kill somone!

      January 15, 2013 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Alex

    So American.

    Like apple pie, TG turkey and football hotdogs.

    January 15, 2013 at 5:55 pm | Report abuse |
  14. abadfish4u

    A gunman outside Dallas shot himself at mall during domestic dispute. Didnt take out anybody else.

    January 15, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jen

    Financial aid offices are full of incompetence. This is not shocking at all.

    January 15, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
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