Gunfire at Ky., Mo. schools

Posted: January 16, 2013

Two people were killed and three wounded Tuesday in shootings at two schools in Kentucky and Missouri.

In Hazard, Ky., two people were slain and a juvenile female was critically injured in a parking-lot shooting at Hazard Community and Technical College.

Police Chief Minor Allen said the shooting just before 6 p.m. "could be related to a domestic-type situation" unrelated to the school. The victims had not been identified as of 9 p.m., but Allen said those who died were a man in his mid-50s and a woman in her late 20s. The young girl was critically injured and was at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital.

The alleged shooter turned himself in.

In St. Louis on Tuesday afternoon, a student with a violent past, mental disability, and handgun wounded an official at the Stevens Institute of Business and Arts - where he had just lost financial aid - and then shot himself, officials said.

Greg Elsenrath, the financial-aid director at the college, and his attacker were seriously wounded and taken to St. Louis University Medical Center for surgery. A police source identified the gunman as Sean Johnson, 34.

The source said Johnson had been upset, but not threatening, in a meeting Monday over loss of aid. Elsenrath reportedly had then said he would try to find other funds.

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