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Heavily Armed Teen Gunman Shoots Six, Two Fatally, at St. Louis High School

HeadlineOct 25, 2022

In Missouri, a teenage gunman shot and killed a teacher and a student at the Central Visual and Performing Arts High School in south St. Louis on Monday. Four other students were shot and wounded before the gunman was shot dead by police. Police identified him as a 19-year-old recent graduate of the school. He was armed with a long gun and more than a dozen 30-round magazines. Witnesses say many more people could have died if the teen’s gun had not jammed during the assault. 

Taniya Lumpkin: “I was trying to run, and I couldn’t run. And me and him made eye contact. And I’m glad I made it out because his gun got jammed. But we saw blood on the floor. I think somebody got shot.” 

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