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Police: 2 killed in shooting at St. Louis high school

aw enforcement investigate the scene of a shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School Monday, Oct. 24, 2022, in St. Louis.

(This story has been updated to correct the number of dead in the headline and update the number of people wounded.) 

ST. LOUIS — A gunman broke into a St. Louis high school Monday morning, fatally shooting a woman and a teenage girl and injuring seven others before police killed him.

The shooting just after 9 a.m. at Central Visual and Performing Arts High School forced students to barricade doors and huddle in classroom corners, jump from windows and run out of the building.

One terrorized girl said she was eye-to-eye with the shooter before his gun apparently jammed and she was able to run out.

Speaking at a news conference, Police Commissioner Michael Sack said the shooter was about 20 years old but did not provide a name for him or his victims.

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