Police said a shooter walked into the restaurant Monday night and shot three women. One of them was a Kinloch firefighter
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — A suspect is in custody after one person was killed and two others were injured Monday night in a shooting at an Applebee’s in northwestern St. Louis County.
St. John police Chief Robert Connell said a shooter walked into the restaurant and shot three women inside the restaurant near St. Charles Rock Road and Brown Road in the small city of St. John. One of the women was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police said one of the surviving victims is a firefighter with the Kinloch Fire Protection District. She was rushed from the scene to the hospital in a police patrol car. As of early Tuesday morning, the firefighter was in critical, stable condition.
The third victim was shot in an arm or leg. Her injures were not life-threatening.
Connell said he could not provide further details, including the ages of the victims, because the families had not been contacted.
Connell said they knew who they were looking for but did not know why the shooting might have occurred. The department confirmed Tuesday morning that the suspect had been taken into custody. Police also found a getaway vehicle with a gun inside.
No other information about the suspect has been released.
The Kinloch Fire Protection District confirmed that one of the victims was one of its firefighters, who was out to dinner.
Kinloch Fire Chief Kevin Stewart said she is 20 years old and has been with the fire district for one year.
“She’s very young,” Stewart said Tuesday morning. “It’s unfair that her career could be in jeopardy because of this senseless crime.”
“We would like to offer a sincere thanks to the St. John Police Department for transporting our Firefighter,” the district said.
Officers with the St. John Police Department, the North St. Louis County Police Cooperative and the St. Louis County Police Department were on the scene Monday night.
This story will be updated when more information becomes available.
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