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4 people shot to death in St. Louis-area home; suspect held

December 29, 2018

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say four people have been fatally shot inside a St. Louis-area home and a suspect has been taken into custody after seeking shelter hours later in a convenience store.

Police in St. Charles, Missouri, said the suspect also had a gun battle with officers just after midnight Saturday as he attempted to drive away from the home.

They said he fled on foot, tried unsuccessfully to steal a woman’s car, stabbed her and fled on foot again. The woman’s injuries were not life-threatening.

Three shooting victims were found dead inside the home. A fourth died at a local hospital.

The suspect also was injured and was in a local hospital Saturday.

Authorities did not name the suspect or the victims or provide details about the suspect’s potential motives.

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