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.continue at STLPostDispatch
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.
Here's the latest information we have in reference to the shooting at the Catholic Supply store on Manchester Road this afternoon. Anyone with information is urged to contact police immediately. The suspect remains at large and considered armed and dangerous. pic.twitter.com/1H0JezncIA— St. Louis County PD (@stlcountypd) November 19, 2018