ST. LOUIS — A 14-year-old girl was among three people shot Saturday night in St. Louis, police said.
Shortly after 5 p.m., a 27-year-old woman was shot in the leg in the 3000 block of Texas Avenue, just north of the intersection of Arsenal Street and Jefferson Avenue.
According to a police report, she was inside a second-floor apartment when several “projectiles” entered through the floor. The tenant in the first-floor apartment below the victim was not home at the time of the incident, but there was ballistic damage to the window and ceiling of the apartment.
The victim was taken to the hospital and remains in critical condition.
About 20 minutes later, a 23-year-old man arrived at a St. Louis hospital with a gunshot wound to his leg. The shooting happened near the intersection of Natural Bridge and Euclid avenues in the city's Kingsway East neighborhood.
The victim said he was driving in the area when a man in a brown/rusty-colored sedan fired shots into his vehicle. After he was struck, he drove home and a family member took him to the hospital. Police didn’t give an update on his condition, but said his vitals were stale.
At 7:20 p.m., police received a call for a 14-year-old girl who had been shot in the leg in the 2000 block of East Warne Avenue. She told police he was walking in the area when she heard several gunshots and felt pain. She was taken to the hospital and police said her vitals were stable.
She is one of at least 60 children 17 and under injured by gunfire in St. Louis this year, according to 5 On Your Side data.
At around 11:40 p.m., St. Louis police received a call for a shooting at Salisbury and North Florissant where they found a 31-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his arm/hand.
The victim told police he was driving in the area of Adelaide and North Broadway when someone in a black SUV fired shots into his car. He drove to Salisbury and North Florissant where he met with police.
He was taken to a hospital and his vitals were stable.
No further information on these shootings have been released.