Authorities investigate the scene at a Catholic Supply store where a gunman went into the religious supply store, sexually assaulted at least one woman and shot a woman in the head on Monday in Ballwin, Mo.
Louis religious supplies store, apparently bringing an end to a manhunt that forced some schools, churches and businesses to close. Louis County jail.
Authorities say a gunman entered the Catholic Supply store near Ballwin on Monday afternoon, sexually assaulted at least one person inside and shot a year-old customer, Jamie Schmidt, in the head. She died later at a hospital.
The gunman fled after the shooting, apparently able to blend in along the heavily-congested street. Some nearby schools and churches shut down over the next two days as the attacker remained on the loose.
Some businesses in the same strip mall as Catholic Supply also closed. Catholic Supply operates three stores in the St. Louis area.
Schmidt, of House Springs, Missouri, was a married mother of three who worked as an administrator at St. Two of her children are adults and the third is in high school.
Several members of her parish, St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in High Ridge, gathered for a memorial service Tuesday to remember Schmidt, who sang in the church choir.
A friend told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Schmidt may have been at the store to buy supplies to make rosaries for fellow parishioners.
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