Police said six people, including the suspect, suffered injuries ranging from gunshot wounds, shrapnel injuries and cardiac arrest.
ST. LOUIS — A suspect has been taken into custody after a shooting at a St. Louis high school Monday morning.
Five people were injured in the shooting at Central VPA High School along Kingshighway Boulevard and Arsenal Street. Police said their injuries range from gunshot wounds, shrapnel injuries and cardiac arrest.
Police said they don’t know the genders or ages of the victims or how many are students or staff.
The suspect was also injured during the incident, according to police. The victims and suspect were taken to a hospital for treatment.
Police are currently searching the building for additional victims.
In a tweet, Saint Louis Public Schools said parents should go to Gateway STEM at 5101 McRee Avenue to reunite with students.
City of St. Louis Emergency Management is asking people to avoid the area as several roads are currently closed and “will be for several hours.”
As the news of the shooting was breaking, St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones tweeted“Help us Jesus.”
Earlier this year, the 5 On Your Side I-Team analyzed data from the K-12 School Shooting Database, which tracks data on school shootings in the United States since 1970. It’s managed by The Center for Homeland Defense and Security.
The data shows that 14 people have been shot to death at schools in Missouri over the past 50 years. About 30 people have been injured.
During that same time period, 32 people have been shot to death at schools in Illinois and another 100 were injured.
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This is a breaking story and will be updated as 5 On Your Side confirms more information.