(KMOV.com) -- A woman was hospitalized after she was shot in the shoulder while sitting outside a north St. Louis home early Wednesday morning.
According to police, a 20-year-old woman was with two others in the front yard of a home in the 1100 block of Aubert around 2:30 a.m. when an unknown suspect started firing shots at them from a nearby gangway.
A 30-year-old man then returned fire, but it was unknown if he struck the suspect. Police say his gun was legal.
The victim was transported to the hospital, where she was last listed in critical condition.
Homicide investigators were called to the scene to investigate.