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Wife killed, husband injured while driving on Delmar Boulevard

The woman has been identified as 70-year-old Barbara Goodkin. Her husband was treated at a hospital and released after being injured while driving Saturday night

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. — The University City Police Department is increasing patrols on Delmar Boulevard after a woman was killed and a man was shot while they were driving in the area Saturday night.

Police said they were called to the 8200 block of Delmar — about two miles west of the Delmar Loop — for a report of shots fired. When they arrived, the victims had already driven off to an area hospital for treatment.

On Monday, police identified the victims as a couple in their 70s.

A 74-year-old man said he was driving in the area when they heard the gunshots. When he realized he and his wife were shot, he drove to the hospital. 

The man was treated and released. His wife, 71-year-old Barbara Goodkin was placed in the intensive care unit. Police said she died from her injuries Sunday evening.

The University City Police Department said they have investigators working on the case. 

The suspect vehicle is described as a silver/metallic-colored SUV or passenger vehicle.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call investigators at 314-725-2211 or leave an anonymous tip with CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.

The University City Police Department said it will increase the number of officers patrolling the area.

Resources for crime victims:

If you have been a victim of a crime or know someone who has been, 5 On Your Side has compiled a list of resources.

Better Family Life is a nonprofit community development organization working to “stabilize inner-city neighborhoods.” One aspect of its mission is a gun violence de-escalation program.

To learn more, call 314-381-8200 or visit https://www.betterfamilylife.org/

Life Outside of Violence “helps those harmed by stabbing, gunshot or assault receive the treatment, support and resources they need to find alternatives to end the cycle of violence.”

To learn more, call 314-327-6697 or email: ProjectLOV@WUSTL.edu

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has an anti-crime program called “Safety Net for Youth Initiative,” which is a joint partnership between and Saint Louis Public Schools to provide services to at-risk youth.

To learn more, visit https://www.ulstl.com/anti-crime-initiative.html

Cure Violence is an international organization that has recently launched in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to deescalate violent situations within their own communities. To learn more, visit https://cvg.org/