UPDATE: Police: St. Louis Man Kills 3 Employees, Himself

By: National AP Email
By: National AP Email

UPDATE: 11:30 a.m.: St. Louis man kills 3 employees, himself

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Police say a 59-year-old businessman shot and killed three employees before turning the gun on himself after an argument at his small home health care business in St. Louis.

St. Louis police said in a late Thursday news release that Ahmed Dirir was the gunman in the shooting that afternoon at AK Home Health Care LLC just south of downtown.

Police named Dirir's victims as: 44-year-old Khadra Muse of Olivette; 29-year-old Seaeed Abdulla of St. Louis; and 54-year-old Bernice Solomon-Redd of East St. Louis, Ill.

St. Louis Police Capt. Michael Sack has said the gunman was the owner or co-owner of the nursing services provider, and that the victims were his employees.

Police says surveillance video showed the shooting began after a brief argument inside the office.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police say four people are confirmed dead in a murder-suicide shooting south of downtown.

On its Twitter account, police confirmed the dead are two males and two females in a business at a shooting about five minutes south of downtown. Police said the dead included the shooter and three victims.

St. Louis police did not immediately return multiple calls seeking comment. A single ambulance was parked outside the building as hundreds of people were gathered about a half-block away to see what was going on.

The business is in a neighborhood where many Hispanics have relocated in recent years. The street is lined with antique shops, kitsch stores and other shops.


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