Metro-East News

St. Louis college lifts lockdown after nearby shooting

Ranken Technical College in St. Louis was placed under lockdown for about 30 minutes Thursday after a nearby shooting

The college is located at 4431 Finney Ave.

The college, in a tweet, asked people to “stay in lockdown until advised.” The lockdown was lifted in a subsequent tweet. In a statement, the college said no students or employees were involved, and that “everyone in the Ranken community is safe.”

KSDK reported that a 19-year-old man suffered a gunshot to the chest while riding his motorcycle in the 4400 block of Page Boulevard. He was being taken to a nearby hospital and was conscious and breathing, the station reported.