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I-70 shooting victim told police suspect tailgated her, shot her as she tried to get away

The incident happened at about 5 p.m. on Interstate 70 near Madison Street, police said.

ST. LOUIS — A 27-year-old woman was shot in the legs while driving on Interstate 70 in St. Louis Friday.

The incident happened at about 5 p.m. on I-70 near Madison Street, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. 

Police said a woman was driving eastbound when a white Nissan Altima that was driving recklessly began to tailgate her. The woman said she sped up to get away from him as he flourished a gun at her. He then pulled up to her driver's side and fired a shot through her door, striking her in the legs.

She drove to the area of Cass Avenue and Tucker Boulevard, where first responders met with her and took her to an area hospital. Police listed her condition as "stable" as of Saturday morning.

An investigation is ongoing.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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.

The Crime Victim Center of St. Louis has multiple programs to support victims of crime. Crime Victim Center’s programs range from direct services to crime victims as well as “creating awareness and change within the systems they encounter.”

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."

The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has the Neighborhood Healing Network, which serves people who have experienced crime, violence or been the victim of an incident that caused trauma.

Cure Violence is an international organization that is present in a handful of St. Louis neighborhoods. Violence interrupters are trained to deescalate violent situations within their own communities.

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