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Woman shot on I-70 in St. Louis says her driving may have angered suspects

The 24-year-old woman was shot in the arm
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ST. LOUIS — An investigation is underway after a woman was shot while driving on Interstate 70 in St. Louis Sunday night.

At around 6 p.m., St. Louis police responded to a shooting call at a hospital after a 24-year-old woman arrived suffering from a gunshot wound to her arm.

The victim told police she was speeding southbound on I-70 near Seventh Street, which is north of downtown. She said she may have upset the suspects with the way she was driving. She thought the suspects threw rocks at her car until she realized her arm was bleeding. She drove herself to the hospital.

Police didn’t give an update on her condition but said her vitals were stable.

No other information has been released about this incident. The investigation is ongoing.

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/

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