St. Louis, MO: College student shoots school employee, self
A part-time college student shot a school administrator and then himself yesterday at Stevens Institute of Business and Arts in St. Louis, MO. The gunman shot the financial aid director in his office and shot himself as police approached in a stairwell. Both the administrator and the shooter are reported in critical condition, but expected to survive.
Although the motive is unclear at this time, the police chief stated that the shooting “did not appear to be random” and that the administrator appeared to be targeted. The police chief said that the police used “active shooter” protocol developed in the aftermath of a 2010 shooting spree, which included quickly entering the building, evacuating it, and using tactical teams and dogs to sweep the building.
Hazard, KY: Shooting in college parking lot kills two, injures one
Yesterday, a gunman fired into a car in the parking lot of Hazard Community and Technical College in Hazard, KY, killing two people and injuring one youth. According to police, two men are being held, including the alleged shooter. The shooting is believed to be the result of a domestic dispute, but no further details have been released. A semiautomatic pistol was recovered at the scene. The campus was on lockdown for over an hour as police searched two buildings of the community college to confirm there was no further danger. The campus is located 90 miles southeast of Lexington, KY.
There does not appear to be any connection between the shooting and the school. School officials stated that they do not believe the school was a specific target or that anyone involved was attending or employed by the school.