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Shooting spree might have included fourth victim

Workers at Finniger's Catering Service gather Tuesday outside the business after the shooting. (UPI photo/Bill Greenblatt)


St. Louis, MO. – The gunman who killed three women before turning the gun on himself may have also killed a fourth woman.

St. Louis Police spokesman Richard Wilkes says the body of a woman was found today in an apartment in north St. Louis. Homicide detectives believe the murder is related to yesterday's killings.

Yesterday, Herbert Chalmers, Jr. killed the mother of one of his children at an apartment, then went to Finninger's Catering Service where he worked and killed co-owner Cleo Finninger and Finninger's daughter, Christine Politte. Chalmers then shot himself.

Another employee who was shot remained hospitalized Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Cleo Finninger's husband, Charles, also was hospitalized after suffering congestive heart failure Tuesday night. He is in stable condition.


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