A gunman was on the run in Missouri Thursday after storming a power company’s office killing one person and injuring four others, the authorities said.
Fire brigade officials said five people were shot when a gunman went on the rampage at the offices of ABB Power. Two people were said to be in a critical condition and one was said to be serious, as police hunted for the shooter.
Police SWAT teams entered the offices of ABB Power after reports of the shooting spree at the busy factory of 270 workers, located near the centre of St. Louis.
The authorities shut down interstate highway 70 in the hunt for 51-year-old Timothy Hendron, whom they named as their main suspect.
Police said the attack took place on Semple Avenue, an industrial area that is home to the local offices of the Swiss-Swedish engineering giant ABB.