The Latest: St. Louis utilities caution after the murders

ST. LOUIS – The Latest news about the death of two utility workers in the St. Louis (all times are local):

9:20 pm

St. Louis utility workers are back in the field, but taking extra security measures after the fatal shooting of two gas company employees.

A gunman walked up to the Laclede Gas Co. the employees Thursday and began firing, before running and turning the gun on himself. The employees and the gunman have not been identified.

The police believe that the victims are chosen at random. But there was enough attention for Laclede Gas and electric company Ameren Missouri to withdraw from all of their employees are from St. Louis’ streets Thursday. Two other utilities, Missouri American Water and Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, removed the employees from the area where the shooting happened.

On Friday, water meter readers were given the option of working in pairs. Other teams were given safety reminders.


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Researchers try to determine what has a shooter opening fire on two employees of utilities in a residential area in St. Louis, killing both of them fatally shooting himself.

Police say the shooter walked up to the two men who worked for the Laclede Gas on Thursday morning and started shooting, then turned the gun on himself. The police Capt. Mary Warnecke said: “It is not displayed words were exchanged.”

Both Laclede Gas and the electric company Ameren Missouri pulled workers from the streets for the rest of the day as a precaution.

Police described the St. Louis shooter as black, and the victims as well as white, but there was no indication that the shooting was racially motivated.

The names of the shooter and the men who he murdered have not been released.

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