(KMOV) – St. Louis Police are investigating after a man and his daughter were shot after leaving a fast-food restaurant in north St. Louis early Tuesday morning.
According to police, the shooting happened in the 3100 block of Norwood Ave. near Lexington Elementary School just before 3:15 a.m.
The 32-year-old father told police he and his 11-year-old daughter were driving home from White Castle when he noticed someone driving a black Dodge Charger following them on Lexington.
According to police, the victims made a left turn onto Norwood and someone in the Charger fired numerous shots at their vehicle.
The victims began heading south on Norwood and the Charger followed them for a short distance before speeding away.
Officials say both the father and daughter suffered gunshot wounds to the back. They were transported to the hospital in critical condition. Officials say they were “breathing and conscious."
Police did not have any more information on suspects. The investigation is ongoing.
The shooting happened less than a week after 11-year-old Antonio Johnson was shot to death while working on the computer inside his home in the 2600 block of Tholozan.