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St. Louis police: Woman shot during attempted carjacking at pharmacy

Police are investigating the shooting.
Credit: KSDK

ST. LOUIS — A woman was shot in the chest during an attempted carjacking at a St. Louis Walgreens, St. Louis police said. 

St. Louis police said they received a call for a shooting at the Walgreens located at 1400 North Grand Boulevard.

Officers on the scene located a woman who had been shot in the chest during what police believe was an attempted carjacking.

The victim said the suspect approached her vehicle and told her to leave the car, to which she complied. As she was handing the keys over, the suspect shot her in the chest and multiple times as she was on the ground, St. Louis police said. 

The suspect ran off, leaving the scene.

The victim, 35, was listed in stable condition according to the police. 

The suspect is described as a man in his mid-20s, and was last seen wearing a beige sweater and grey pants. He has not been found as of Tuesday afternoon.

This is a developing story. Information will be updated as it is confirmed. 

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.

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 an anti-crime program called “Safety Net for Youth Initiative,” which is a joint partnership with St. Louis Public Schools to provide services to at-risk youth.

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.

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