BALLWIN, Mo. (AP) – A woman shot by a gunman at a religious supply store in suburban St. Louis has died. St. Louis County police say the victim was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
Police are searching for the suspect, who they say is armed and dangerous.
The man went into a Catholic Supply of St. Louis store in western St. Louis County, near the town of Ballwin, and sexually assaulted at least one woman and shot the woman who died.
The shooting happened about 3:15 p.m. Police were looking for a man about 5-foot-7 with a heavy build.
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.
It wasn’t clear why the store was targeted and McGuire didn’t know if its religious affiliation was a factor.Ballwin is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of St. Louis.