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US: Gunman fatally shoots woman at Catholic store in Missouri

The shooting happened at a strip mall in an affluent area of suburban St. Louis along Manchester Road, one of the most congested roadways in the region.

By: AP |
Updated: April 22, 2020 3:06:44 pm
US: Gunman fatally shoots woman at Catholic store in Missouri The gunman walked into the store and sexually assaulted at least one woman. (Representational purpose)

Police in suburban St Louis on Monday were searching Monday for a gunman who went into a religious supply store, sexually assaulted at least one woman and shot a woman in the head. Police said the shooting victim later died at a hospital.

The shooting happened about 3:15 pm at a Catholic Supply of St Louis store in western St Louis County, near the town of Ballwin. Police were looking for a man about 5-foot-7 with a heavy build, and said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

The gunman walked into the store and sexually assaulted at least one woman. Police spokesman Shaun McGuire said he couldn’t confirm media reports that more than one woman was assaulted.

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