Job Corps Student Fatally Shot at the Campus

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A 18-year-old job corps student was fatally shot on Wednesday. The incident happened at the campus  of the St. Louis Job Corps Center in North St. Louis.

At around 6 p.m., St. Louis Metropolitan Police got a report of shooting in the campus. According to Lt. John Green, the victim had a gunshot wound in his chest. The police have not found any clear motive for the shooting.

The police think that the suspect is 20-years-old. The police has not taken the suspect in custody by Wednesday night.

Green said, “The witnesses said that the suspect shot the victim in the chest, when he was in his bed.” He said that the police don’t know whether there was any relationship between the suspect and the victim.

Police have not found the weapon, but they said that they will review the surveillance video from campus cameras. Lt. Green said that the victim had arrived at the campus a day before he was shot. The suspect was living in the campus for 9 days.

U.S. Department of Labor operates the facility. The agency issued a statement expressing sadness over the incident. The agency officials say that around 400 students learn job skills at the facility. The ages of the students range from 16-24.

As the officers investigated the incident, they had stopped few students from leaving the campus till they made sure that it was safe. Anxious parents waited outside the facility on Wednesday night.

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