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St. Louis City Workers Ambushed, 3 Dead

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police say that three men are dead after a shooting in north St. Louis at around 11:15am. The shooting happened in the 5900 block of Minerva in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood.

Police tell the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that a gunman “randomly” fired at two Laclede Gas workers. One of the workers was in his 20’s and the other was in his 50’s. The shooter, a man in his 30’s, then turned the gun on himself.

FOX 2 asked St. Louis police if this was a hate crime. Police say the only racial aspect to the shooting is that the suspect was black and the two Laclede Gas workers were white.

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One of the shooting victims was initially taken to the hospital in critical condition. The man died as a result of his injuries.

A woman who lives on the block says the workers were digging to connect a meter to a nearby home.

The motive behind the shooting is not known at this time. Police will be providing an update soon. A FOX 2 crew is headed to the scene. More details will be posted as this story develops. Refresh this page for the latest update.

 

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