Police: St. Louis man kills 3 employees, himself

One of four bodies is removed from A.K. Home Healthcare, located inside the Cherokee Place Business Incubator on following a shooting Thursday, June 13, 2013. A man shot and killed three other adults before killing himself police say. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT
One of four bodies is removed from A.K. Home Healthcare, located inside the Cherokee Place Business Incubator on following a shooting Thursday, June 13, 2013. A man shot and killed three other adults before killing himself police say. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Robert Cohen) EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER OUT; THE ALTON TELEGRAPH OUT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say a 59-year-old businessman shot and killed three employees before turning the gun on himself after an argument at his small home health care business in St. Louis.

St. Louis police said in a late Thursday news release that Ahmed Dirir was the gunman in the shooting that afternoon at AK Home Health Care LLC just south of downtown.

Police named Dirir’s victims as: 44-year-old Khadra Muse of Olivette; 29-year-old Seaeed Abdulla of St. Louis; and 54-year-old Bernice Solomon-Redd of East St. Louis, Ill.

St. Louis Police Capt. Michael Sack has said the gunman was the owner or co-owner of the nursing services provider, and that the victims were his employees.

Police says surveillance video showed the shooting began after a brief argument inside the office.

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