Suspect, Victims of Cherokee Street Shooting Identified

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis Police have identified the suspected shooter and three victims of a mass shooting and suicide at a business on Cherokee St. Thursday.

Ahmed Dirir, 59, of the 900 block of Carr is believed to have opened fire at A K Health Care at 2715 Cherokee, killing three people before shooting himself.

The victims have been identified as Seaeed Abdulla, a 29-year-old male, and two females: Khadra Muse, 44, and Bernice Solomon-Redd, 54.

Dirir, Abdulla, and Muse lived in St. Louis at the time of the shooting; Solomon-Redd was living in East St. Louis. All three were employees at the store.

The three victims were the only people inside A K Health Care at the time Dirir began arguing with one of the victims and opened fire.


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