ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A 44-year-old woman was shot in the back Thursday evening while driving near the St. Louis Science Center in south city.
According to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the woman was driving on S. Kingshighway just before 7:30 p.m. She was making a left turn onto Oakland when she heard a loud pop and her rear passenger window shattered.
The woman said she felt a pain in her back and realized she was shot and came to a stop near the Science Center.
There were three other occupants inside the vehicle, ages 17, 11, and 8. They were not injured.
The woman was taken to a hospital and said to be in stable condition as of Friday morning.
St. Louis police released a pair of surveillance images of a man and woman suspected of being involved in the shooting.
Investigators said the incident did not affect nearby activities at St. Louis University High School. A school spokesman released the following statement Friday morning:
Last night, during our varsity football and JV soccer games, we were notified by the St. Louis City Police, who assist with security at our games, that a shooting had taken place on Kingshighway Blvd east of our school. Immediately, our collaboration with the police department and our own security staff assessed the safety of those in attendance at our games. The St. Louis City Police Department indicated to us that there was no immediate concern for anyone in attendance at our games or on our campus. With that information, our staff and administration quickly followed our practiced protocols for safety, and, in working with the St. Louis Police Department, provided additional security out of an abundance of precaution for the safety of those on our campus. At no time was there an immediate threat on our campus. We are grateful for our partnership with the St. Louis City Police Department. Our prayers are with the victim, whom police have indicated to us has non life threatening injuries.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.