Woman dies after north St. Louis hit-and-run during murder victim's vigil - KMOV.com

Woman dies after north St. Louis hit-and-run during murder victim's vigil

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – A 21-year-old woman, who was hit by a car while trying to dodge bullets during a homicide victim's vigil Wednesday, has died.

According to police, Kiara Saffold was one in a crowd of about 20 people gathered at Riverview and Thekla in north St. Louis, when two cars drove by and started shooting. Some in the crowd returned fire.

Police say Saffold along with several others ran after hearing the shots. Saffold was reportedly trying to cross the street when one of the two cars involved, a yellow Chevrolet Camaro, struck her. Saffold was taken to an area hospital, where she was listed in critical condition before she died Saturday afternoon.

On Friday, St. Louis police announced that they had located a person of interest in this case. The 23-year-old man was taken into custody but has not been charged. His name has not been released.

Witnesses told authorities a blue Camaro was involved, as well, and that both cars circled the candlelight vigil before any gunfire began. It is unclear if people in both cars fired shots.

Police caught both cars nearby in the 5200 block of Robin. Two people from the yellow Camaro were taken in for questioning, but not arrested.

No one else was injured.

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