Gunman kills 2 utility workers in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS — A gunman opened fire on two utility workers in a residential St. Louis neighborhood Thursday, killing both of them before fatally shooting himself.
The shooting happened around 11:15 a.m. on the western edge of the city. Police say the gunman walked up to the two male workers for Laclede Gas Co. and began shooting, then turned the gun on himself.
The reason for the shooting was a mystery. Both Laclede Gas and another utility, the electric company Ameren Missouri, said they pulled workers from the streets for the rest of the day as a precaution.
Police described the shooter as black and both victims as white, but there was no indication the shooting was racially motivated. Names of the victims and the shooter had not been released.