Gunman kills utility workers, then himself
A gunman opened fire on two utility workers Thursday in St. Louis, killing both of them before fatally shooting himself.
The shooting happened about 11:15 a.m. in a residential area on the city’s western edge. Police say the gunman walked up to the two male workers for Laclede Gas and began shooting, then turned the gun on himself.
“We have no motive at this point in the investigation,” police Capt. Mary Warnecke said. “It does not appear words were exchanged.”
The shooting came two days after a man wanted in the slaying of a security guard gunned down three men, including a Pacific Gas & Electric employee, in unprovoked attacks on the streets of downtown Fresno, Calif. Kori Ali Muhammad, 39, was arrested shortly after the rampage. Posts on what appeared to be his Facebook page discussed wanting to kill white people.
Police described the St. Louis shooter as black and both victims as white, but there was no indication the shooting was racially motivated.