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Four Dead in St. Louis Shooting


St. Louis police say four people are confirmed dead in a murder-suicide shooting south of downtown.

On its Twitter account, police confirmed that two men and two women were dead in the shooting at a business about five minutes south of downtown. Police said the dead included the shooter and three victims.

Additional details were not immediately available. Police did not return multiple calls seeking comment.

A single ambulance was parked along the street where the shooting happened as hundreds of people were gathered about a half-block away to see what was going on.

Police Capt. Michael Sack said the shooting happened Thursday afternoon in a building that houses multiple businesses. The victims' names have not been released. Sack said they appeared to be in their early-40s to mid-50s in age.

Sack said the three victims worked in the building. He did not have any other details about them. An employee of another business heard gunshots and called police.

The street is lined with antique shops, kitsch stores and other shops.