A shooting at a St. Louis high school on Monday, October 24, 2022 morning killed two people and injured several others.
Family members identified the victims as a teenage girl who was a student at the school and a grandmother who was a teacher at the school.
At 9:11 a.m., St. Louis police were called to Central VPA High School on Kingshighway Boulevard and Arsenal Street for an active shooter.
The suspect was shot while exchanging gunfire with police. He was taken to a nearby hospital and died.
People gather outside after a shooting at Central Visual and Performing Arts high school in St. Louis, on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. (Jordan Opp/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
According to police, a total of eight people were taken to the hospital with injuries. One woman died in the hospital, and a teenage girl was pronounced dead at the school.
Alexandria “Alex” Bell, 15, was identified by her father as the teen victim. He stated that she was a sophomore at the school and the youngest of nine children.
Jean Kuczka, a high school health teacher, was identified as the woman. Abbey Kuczka, her daughter, confirmed to NBC News that her mother was killed by the gunman.