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. Greenspam

    Meanwhile, another 3 people died from gun violence in Chicago and no one gives a damn.

    January 15, 2013 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sure

      Were they sitting in a school, or were they popping caps at each other like usual?

      January 15, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tortfeasor

      Sorry if my heart goes out to some poor guy who was just at work who fell victim to random violence but not for gang members who engage in crime for a living. I think that's reasonable.

      January 15, 2013 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • retwqaas

      Personally i like how it has to be a gang member yet if it was some innocent bystander as it usually is and in hs or lower at that. Why didnt you just say your real feelings, they were in a poor black neighborhood so who cares. I hate how racism thrives still in this day and age.

      January 15, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Peter

      Were the Chicago shootings gun-toting hoodlums firing at each other or an individual shooting an innocent person?

      Not to downplay the tragedy of inner city crime, but if you choose to live that lifestyle you take your chances.

      January 15, 2013 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • norelegion

      The moral of the story is that ALL employees must be armed!

      January 15, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Anna

      I have never seen such hatred toward one another, Obama has torn this country apart pitting one against the other, black against white, gay against straight so on. People are losing hope and theviolence guns shootings are a direct result. Sham on Obama and the way he chooses to pit us all against one another. This are sad days in our history

      January 15, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. pwalsh

    I drove right past this place today, I have several business accounts within walking distance of this school. The funny thing is that if you go 3 blocks north of this place, you are in the ghetto of north st. louis, one of the most crime ridden areas in the country, and you never here a peep on any national news program or website.

    January 15, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • joel

      The gun news is only broadcasted to sway public opinion; "another shooting at a school, we must ban guns" is what they will say. Perhaps it is recieving more attention than before, or people are seriously insane to the point where they are copying the tragedy at the elementary school.

      January 15, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. CJ Topspin

    I guess it is easier to remove guns than fix a broken culture.

    January 15, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Cody

      Right!

      January 15, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • alex

      maybe the fact that our culture is so fixated on guns is what makes it broken.

      January 15, 2013 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Walter

      @ Alex - Actually, it's people who make moronic statements like THAT that make it broken.

      January 15, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. All

    Guns rule!

    January 15, 2013 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Support the BioChip !!!

    Lets implant the microchip on everyones butt and you will see a real drop in crime worldwide . SUPPORT THE BIOCHIP NOW !!!

    January 15, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. james flapper

    Why would you operate on the shooter? That's valuable medical resources wasted on someone who is just going to waste vital judicial resources in a ridiculously drawn out and unnecessary trial. Just let him die!

    January 15, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • No Brainer

      Because this is America! The shooter has a RIGHT to a trial by his peers. Do you want to take away that right too?

      January 15, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
  7. joshua

    That biochip seems an assimilation of the mark of the beast. right hand or forehead.

    January 15, 2013 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. um

    "suspected of shooting college employee"? oookaayyyyyy.

    January 15, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Anthony Marshall

    Another school shooting at Hazard Community College in Hazard Kentucky today. 2 killed and 1 injured.

    January 15, 2013 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. jim

    Who cares? probably just a bunch of kindergardeners...

    January 15, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Michael Gibsonn

    Shooting just reported at community college in hazard, ky.

    January 15, 2013 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. claudia

    who was the person that shot the employee?

    January 15, 2013 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Anthony

    Wow... Guns should be the lleast of our worries

    January 15, 2013 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Jen

    It will all end when Jesus comes which is very soon.

    January 15, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  15. Tom

    Jesus is coming, and he is well armed!

    January 15, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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