St. Louis high school gunfire injures 6

Saint-Louis Six people, including the suspect, were hospitalised following a shooting at a south St. Louis high school Monday.

The male suspect was captured inside the school and is in custody.

Injuries ranged from gunshot wounds to cardiac arrest, but no conditions were available as of 10 a.m. Monday.

The shooting was reported after 9 a.m. at South Kingshighway and Arsenal Street.

Nylah Jones, a ninth grader at the school, said she was in math class and the shooter fired into the room from the hallway.

Students piled into the corner of the room and tried not to move as the shooter banged on the door, she said.

Jones said she didn't think the situation was real when they first went into lockdown.

Taniya Gholston, 16, said the shooter's gun eventually jammed and that she did not recognize him.

She said she heard him say something about being "tired of this damn school.

Students and staff left the school with their hands in the air, filing along Hereford Street to the Schnucks on Arsenal.

Police, ambulances, and a SWAT vehicle closed off the area at 9:30 a.m. In the CVPA building, which was Southwest High School until 1992, is also the Collegiate School of Medicine and Bioscience.

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