Disgruntled former worker shoots 5, kills one and himself

1 dead, 4 hurt in St. Louis factory rampage

A man armed with an assault rifle and handgun walked into a plant in St. Louis Thursday and opened fire, killing one person and wounding four others, authorities said.

The shooting occurred around 6:30 a.m. at the ABB Power factory on the city’s north side.

They’ve been reporting “assault rifle” from the first moment, even when they had no other details. First, it’s likely not an assault rifle at all, just a gun that looks like one. Secondly, it will be interesting to see if it’s even that.

The killer was apparently carrying what has been described as “an ammunition belt.” We’ll see what that turns out to be.

He may be have recently lost his job and was a plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against the company’s pension review committee.

UPDATE: Now looks like three victims were killed and the shooter killed himself. He could have just done that first.

Anyway, the updated version of the story says three weapons, “an assault rifle, a handgun and a shotgun,” were found, according to police.

2 thoughts on “Disgruntled former worker shoots 5, kills one and himself”

  1. I’m surprised it wasn’t described as an AK-47 which is also the favorite weapon of terrorists around the world. That’s a popular one!

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