Gunman enters St. Louis office; 3 shot

Published: Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 10:25 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 7, 2010 at 10:25 a.m.

ST. LOUIS — A gunman with an assault rifle walked into a St. Louis business on Thursday and shot at least three people.

The shooting happened at about 6:30 a.m. and nearly an hour-and-a-half later, police believed the gunman was still in the building. Details about the victims and their conditions were not immediately known.

Police did not give the name of the business but said it was a large firm with numerous employees., the Web site for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, says the business is ABB Power.

The Post-Dispatch reports some employees ran to the rooftop to escape the gunfire. The Web site says dispatchers described the gunman as wearing a tan coat and carrying a semiautomatic weapon.

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