At least one person was injured by the gunman, according to police scanner traffic. The suspected gunman, believed to be a 21-year-old man, was reported to have shot himself.Another tragic day in America.
Two men were brought from the building on stretchers and loaded into ambulances. One left immediately while the other was idling in front of the building.
Nearly two dozen squad cars are out around the building. Helicopters are flying overhead.
Update: The school is the Stevens Institute of Business & Arts at 1521 Washington Avenue.
Update (4:59 EST):
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A long-time employee of Stevens Institute of Business & Arts was shot by an on-again, off-again student, who then shot himself Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Both men were in surgery at 3 p.m. and St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson said he was "hopeful" both men would survive after the shooting, about 2 p.m.
Authorities said the victim, in his late 40s, was shot in the chest with a handgun by a student, 21, in a fourth-floor office, police said. The suspected shooter then went to a stairwell between the third and fourth floors and shot himself. Dotson said a gun was found with the man.