Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Mass Shooting #4

Source Material:

Four employees of a home health care business
were killed in a murder-suicide Thursday in St. Louis,
police said.

The gunman,
a second man and two women
 were found shortly after 1:30 p.m.
 in the office of A K Home Health Care

on the first floor of the Cherokee Place Business Incubator,
which renovates buildings on the street
and leases them as work spaces,
police said. 

Police identified the gunman
 late Thursday as Ahmed Dirir, 59.
State and federal licensing records list
a man with that name as the company's director.

His three victims were identified
as Khadra Muse, 44; Seaeed Abdulla, 29; and Bernice Solomon-Redd, 54.

Police Capt. Michael Sack told reporters
that video from a surveillance camera showed the gunman
 having an argument with the three others before opening fire. 

"It appeared to be brief," he said.
"We don't know if this was a thing
 that carried over into today
 or was initiated today."

The weapon, a semi-automatic handgun,
 was recovered at the scene, he said.

Abdisalam Elmi, a Somali immigrant who drives a cab, told NBC station KSDK of St. Louis
 that he knew all four victims. 

"They are very hard workers," he said in an on-camera interview.
"They're friendly. They always smile for me."

"This is the worst day in my life," he said, adding:
"I pray for peace,
for love,
no hate."

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