Wellston Food Market

the Wellston Food Market in St.Louis, Missouri
One person has been killed and six others sustained injuries during a shooting spree in the suburb of Saint Louis in the US state of Missouri.

The incident took place on Thursday near a food market in the town of Wellston and continued in two other locations, the Associated Press reported.

St. Louis County Police Sgt. James McWilliams confirmed that a person had been killed in an apartment complex as a result of injuries, but did not reveal the victim's identity.

The wounded people were taken to the local hospital for treatment.

Authorities did not provide additional details about the gunfire.

A Wellston police dispatcher said the shootings were likely gang-related.

The shooter managed to escape from the scene.

Police and authorities say they have no description of the gunman or the vehicle in which he ran away.