Skip to main content

A school shooting in Missouri has left two people dead and six others injured.

According to police in St. Louis, a lone 20-year-old gunman arrived at the Central Visual and Performing Arts High School and began shooting indiscriminately before his firearm jammed. Within minutes, police were on the scene and neutralized the shooter.

In a press conference, Police Commissioner Michael Sack said, “Officers began to clear the building looking for the shooter,” the police commissioner said. “Upon hearing gunfire, they ran to that gunfire, located the shooter and engaged that shooter in an exchange of gunfire. Commissioner Sack added the shooter killed a woman and teenager with a “long gun.”

In a press conference, Police Commissioner Michael Sack said, “Officers began to clear the building looking for the shooter,” the police commissioner said. “Upon hearing gunfire, they ran to that gunfire, located the shooter and engaged that shooter in an exchange of gunfire. Commissioner Sack added the shooter killed a woman and teenager with a “long gun.”

In addition to the two dead, six others were injured and suffered various wounds.

Eyewitnesses react:
Students speaking to local media outlets say they were barricading themselves in classrooms, jumping from windows, and running frantically while the shooting unfolded.

One woman, 16-year-old Taniya Gholston said she made eye contact with the shooter and had her life spared after the suspect’s gun jammed. Gholston said, “All I heard was two shots and he came in there with a gun,” Gholston said. “And I was trying to run and I couldn’t run. Me and him made eye contact, but I made it out because his gun got jammed. But we saw blood on the floor.”

Jon

JOIN THE MOVEMENT

Keep up to date with our latest videos, news and content