Run Dedication: St. Louis Family, Friends and Loved Ones in the Shooting Rampage

by jonathonprince

Today’s run dedication is going out to the Family, Friends, Loved Ones & Co-Workers of the ‘still developing’ St Louis shooting rampage. Apparently, a disgrunted worker.

We need to keep hope alive, it’s stories like these that I sympathize for the victims, but the shooter should never have lost hope to where he retaliated on innocent lives…Hope or Die! Choose Hope!

See this developing story here:  FOX NEWS Reports:

DEVELOPING: St. Louis police have responded to the scene of a workplace shooting at a power company where at least three people have been shot.

A man reportedly entered ABB Power at about at 6:30 a.m. with a large assault rifle, police said. Nearly an hour-and-a-half later, police believed the gunman was still in the building.

Details about the victims and their conditions were not immediately known. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports at least one shooting victim is presumed dead.

Family members of employees of the power company have been calling in to Fox 2 to report that the shooter was a disgruntled worker.

Descriptions of the gunman have been confusing to police as one witness described the gunman as a black man, about 5-foot-8, wearing a tan coat and carrying a semiautomatic weapon — but later, a company supervisor called police to give the name of a disgruntled worker, a white man, who had possibly been recently fired, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Several employees in the building ran to the building’s rooftop to get away from the gunfire, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The paper also reported that one worker had locked himself inside of a maintenance room in the building.

Police were told he carried a handgun, a rifle and an ammunition belt, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Swiss-based ABB Group makes power transmission and industrial automation equipment. The company manufactures transformers at the St. Louis site, according to its Web site. It wasn’t immediately known how many people work at the plant. ABB has operations in roughly 100 countries, employing about 120,000 people. Last October, ABB reported third-quarter earnings of more than $1 billion.