Horror: Gunman on the loose after fatal shooting, sexual assault at Catholic Supply store in St. Louis County

A gunman fatally shot a woman and sexually assaulted at least one person at a Catholic Supply store in a strip mall on Manchester Road on Monday afternoon before disappearing, police said.

The 53-year-old shooting victim later died, police said Monday night.

The shooting was reported to police at 3:19 p.m., and police shut down the shopping center and launched a manhunt that lasted into the night. When asked if they were still seeking the gunman Tuesday morning, police said only that they would let reporters know when something was new.

At a news conference a few hours after the shooting, a police spokesman said investigators had “no idea” of a motive and that the man did not appear to know the victims. St. Louis County police Sgt. Shawn McGuire encouraged anyone with information or who saw anything suspicious to call police.
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