Woman shot in head after witnessing apparent burglary in progress - KMOV.com

Woman shot in head after witnessing apparent burglary in progress

(KMOV.com) -- A woman was shot in the head after witnessing an apparent burglary in south St. Louis on Sunday.

According to police, a 26-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were driving near the intersection of Lafayette and South Grand just before 4 a.m. When making a turn, they reportedly came across a male and female rummaging through the trunk of a parked car.

When the two suspects realized they had been spotted, police say the male suspect jumped in front of the victims' vehicle and brandished a gun.

Police say the driver tried to escape by throwing the car into reverse, but the suspect shot into the vehicle, hitting the female passenger in the head.

The driver transported the female victim to the hospital, where she is listed in critical condition.

Police said the male suspect is between 16 and 21 years old. He is about 5-feet-8-inches tall with a light complexion and was wearing a white tank top and dark jeans during the shooting. The female suspect has a heavy build and was wearing a dark long-sleeve shirt.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the St. Louis Police Department.

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