BALLWIN, Mo. — Police in suburban St. Louis on Monday have been looking out Monday for a gunman who went into a spiritual provide retailer, sexually assaulted not less than one girl and shot a lady within the head. Police mentioned the capturing sufferer later died at a hospital.

The capturing occurred about 3:15 p.m. at a Catholic Provide of St. Louis retailer in western St. Louis County, close to the city of Ballwin. Police have been in search of a person about 5-foot-7 with a heavy construct, and mentioned he ought to be thought of armed and harmful.

The gunman walked into the shop and sexually assaulted not less than one girl — police spokesman Shaun McGuire mentioned he couldn’t verify media reviews that a couple of girl was assaulted.

It wasn’t clear why the shop was focused and McGuire didn’t know if its spiritual affiliation was an element.

“Our hearts exit to the victims of this horrific tragedy at Catholic Provide,” St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson mentioned on Twitter.

McGuire mentioned that the lady who died didn’t know the suspect.

“Clearly, that provides to the depth of our search,” McGuire mentioned.

The capturing occurred at a strip mall in an prosperous space of suburban St. Louis alongside Manchester Street, one of the congested roadways within the area. McGuire mentioned the heavy quantity of visitors solely made discovering the suspect tougher.

“Clearly somebody might mix in fairly simply,” he mentioned.

Catholic Provide of St. Louis Inc. operates three shops specializing in church provides for parishes in addition to Catholics. The corporate’s web site says it additionally publishes nationwide provide catalogs.

Ballwin is about 25 miles west of St. Louis.

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