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Associated Press - July 16, 2008 3:03 PM ET

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) - Reports say two people are critically wounded after a shooting at Jamestown Mall in suburban St. Louis.
Calls to St. Louis County police were not immediately returned. A woman answering phones at the mall would say only that something happened but she couldn't discuss it.
Media reports say that a man and woman were critically injured in the shooting that happened around 12:45 p.m. Their names were not released.
The shooting happened near a Hibbett Sports store at the mall, which is in north St. Louis County.

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Two people shot, critically injured at Jamestown Mall

02:14 PM CDT on Wednesday, July 16, 2008



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FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP/KMOV) -- Two people have been critically wounded after a shooting at Jamestown Mall in north St. Louis County.
A woman answering phones at the mall would say only that something happened but she couldn't discuss it.

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According to police, a man shot a woman and then shot himself.
The man and woman were critically injured in the shooting that happened around 12:45 p.m. Wednesday. Their names were not released.
The shooting happened near a Hibbett Sports store near the Sears store at the mall.

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Police: Man killed ex-wife, self in Jamestown Mall

05:30 PM CDT on Wednesday, July 16, 2008



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FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) -- Police say a man shot and killed his wife, then turned the gun on himself, inside a suburban St. Louis shopping mall.
The shooting happened early Wednesday afternoon inside Jamestown Mall, said St. Louis County police spokeswoman Tracy Panus. No one else was hurt, but the mall was evacuated.
Police say the couple recently divorced after more than 20 years of marriage. The motive for the shooting wasn't immediately known.
Calls to Sears and several other stores in that area of the mall were either unanswered or not returned. A woman answering phones in the mall office declined comment.
Marcus Gwynn, 21, who works at Radio Shack, said he was walking into the mall to begin his shift when he heard four shots.
"I seen a lady on the ground face-down, then he sits on the ground and shot himself in the head," said Gwynn, who described both as black and in their mid-40s.
Deborah and Michael Mingo said they were shopping at Sears when they heard several shots. She asked a clerk about the noise and was told it was likely construction. But a short time later, people in the store were telling them to get out, Deborah Mingo said.
Kim Bell, 44, of Florissant, raced to the mall with her young granddaughter in tow to check on the welfare of her daughter, who works at a store in the mall.
"I'm always in the mall on my days off," Bell said. "Thank God I had to work today."
St. Louis County police Detective Mike Williams inspected a gray Ford Focus -- the female victim's car -- on the lot outside the Sears store. Two of the tires were deflated, leading Williams to believe the shooter did not want the woman to flee.
Hours after the shooting, a man who identified himself as Steve Johnson pulled up in a tow truck, got out and collapsed to the pavement, shaking his head.
Johnson said he and both victims were first cousins. He was unaware of any possible motive for the shootings. Police did not immediately confirm the relationship.
It wasn't immediately clear when the mall would reopen. Police tape was wrapped around the food court entrance, which was near the scene of the shooting. A cinema in the mall was also closed -- people who were watching afternoon matinees were told to leave.
Jamestown Mall is in far northern St. Louis County and includes about 60 stores and restaurants.

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