KTVI reported at around 1:45 pm local time Thursday that shots were fired on the 2700 block of Cherokee Street, just blocks away from the banks of the Mississippi River. Around one hour later, KTVI was reporting that two men and two women were shot dead, with emergency personnel treating several other victims on the scene. KTVI’s Jeff Rainford reports that a gun was recovered by police and authorities are not engaged in a manhunt. The incident occurred inside of Cherokee Place Business Incubator, one block from the Casa Loma Ballroom. Matt Fitzpatrick, a resident of St. Louis, was down the street at the time of the shooting and tweeted, “Really great innovators, companies,and the like off Cherokee street, helping build this city. And then this happens.” Really great innovators, companies, and the like off Cherokee street, helping build this city. And then this happens. I hate STL sometime… — Matt Fitzpatrick (@reverendfitty) June 13, 2013 Since police are no longer searching for a gunman, the perpetrator may be among the four deceased.
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