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Active Shooter Training
5:39 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Police, Employees Learn What To Do When Faced With A Shooter

Matthew Caravella, a member of the St. Louis County Police tactical operations unit, pretends to be a gunman looking for victims during an exercise on April 21, 2014.
Credit (Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

How would you react if a gunman entered your workplace?

A group of St. Anthony's Medical Center employees got the chance on Monday to learn what they would do in that situation -- and how to respond so they are more likely to get out alive. 

They experienced this through a program called "Run, Hide, Fight." Participants are trained to know when is the best time to do each of those things. 

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Crime
9:39 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Girl Unintended Victim Of Shooting in Dutchtown

Credit (via Flickr/alancleaver_2000)

A 4-year-old St. Louis girl is hospitalized in serious condition after being the victim of a drive-by shooting.

The shooting happened Thursday night in the city's Dutchtown neighborhood. Police say the girl was not the intended target. She was shot in the shoulder.

The girl and her mother were visiting a home and were outside when a car drove by. A shot was fired from the passing car, apparently intended for someone standing in a group nearby.
 
No arrests have been made but authorities say they are working leads in the case.
 

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The Two-Way
10:08 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Real-Life Horror: Many Killed, Dozens Wounded At Colorado Movie Theater

Two women mourn near the Century 16 theater in Aurora, Colo., where a gunman opened fire during the opening of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises.
Don Emmert AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Sat July 21, 2012 12:17 am

  • Witness talks to 'The Today Show'
  • Steve Inskeep speaks with witness Chayyiel Jackson

A midnight screening of the new Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises turned into a horribly real scene of death and destruction in Aurora, Colo., early Friday when a gunman opened fire on the audience killing 12.

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MetroLink Shooting
10:24 am
Thu January 26, 2012

Warrants issued for arrest in MetroLink disturbance

Warrants have been issued for Dominic Webb for his part in a shooting at the Hanley MetroLink.
(St. Louis County Police Department)

The St. Louis County prosecutor has issued arrest warrants for a man who pointed a gun at a MetroLink security officer.

The warrants are for 29-year-old Dominic L. Webb of North County for one count of unlawful use of a weapon and one count of unlawful possession of a concealable firearm. The bond was set at $20,000. 

A security officer saw a disturbance between Webb and another man at the Hanley MetroLink platform on Tuesday, Jan. 24 around 4 p.m. The security officer intervened and Webb pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the officer. 

Developing: Several Shot in Wellston
4:15 pm
Thu October 27, 2011

1 dead, 2 injured in Wellston shooting

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Updated 6:14 p.m.

One man is dead and two others are hospitalized after a shooting in the St. Louis suburb of Wellston.

St. Louis County Police spokesman Rick Eckhard says officers were called to a house Thursday afternoon where they found one man dead. One of the injured men was found in the street about two blocks away, while the other made it to a small market about four blocks away and sought help.

Police said they didn't know the cause of the dispute, nor the identities of the victims. Eckhard said the injured men were expected to survive.

Eckhard said police don't yet know whether the shooter was among the victims, but he added that police weren't conducting a manhunt.

Detectives were at a hospital waiting to talk to the injured men.

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Girl Shot in Face
1:45 pm
Tue August 23, 2011

Charges filed related to shooting of 14-year-old girl in Jennings

Jared Britton.
(Courtesy St. Louis County Police Department)

A 14-year-old girl from the St. Louis County town of Jennings is in critical condition after being shot in the face while walking home from junior high school.

Police say someone fired shots Monday afternoon from a SUV, striking the girl, who was walking with friends.

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Crime
11:21 am
Fri January 28, 2011

Former St. Louis prosecutor dies after gunshot

(via Flickr/davidsonscott15)

St. Louis police are investigating the death of a former St. Louis city prosecutor who was shot at her home.

Jessa Schauman died Thursday, a day after police were called to a home she shared with a former St. Louis police officer. She had been shot in the head. Police say that the initial call indicated a suicide attempt, but a preliminary investigation led officers to classify the death as suspicious.

Arizona Shootings
12:37 pm
Wed January 12, 2011

Clay speaks on Arizona shooting, appeals to media

Rep. William Lacy Clay spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this morning about the tragic shooting in Arizona. (St. Louis Public Radio)
St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis Rep. William Lacy Clay took the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives this morning to give a speech on the tragic shootings in Tucson, Ariz.

Clay expressed his condolences for the victims and others involved, along with an appeal to the media "To remember that hateful words often lead to hateful deeds."

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ABB memorial
9:47 am
Wed January 5, 2011

ABB management - "We will get over this"

Roses surround the base of the fountain, part of a memorial to the three killed and five wounded during a shooting rampage last year at ABB.
(All photos by Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

The last time they congregated outside like this, the temperatures were in the teens, the wind was howling, and there were four inches of snow on the ground. And they were scared for their lives.

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Crime
10:58 am
Mon January 3, 2011

Additional arrests made in Maryland Heights Police Sgt. shooting

17-year-old Marquise Lockhart, one of the two new arrests in the shooting of Maryland Heights police sergeant Joe Eagan. (via St. Louis County Police)

A 17-year-old and 16 year old juvenile are the two latest arrests in the Dec. 18 incident in which Maryland Heights Police sergeant Joe Eagan was shot in the face.

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