Gun­man kills util­ity work­ers, then him­self

The Washington Post - - POLITICS & THE NATION -

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.

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