Woman, child shot in south city home invasion; suspects sought - KMOV.com

Woman, child shot in south city home invasion; suspects sought

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Police said the shooting happened in the 3900 block of Lafayette Avenue around 8:45 Tuesday morning. By Stephanie Baumer Police said the shooting happened in the 3900 block of Lafayette Avenue around 8:45 Tuesday morning. By Stephanie Baumer
An 8-year-old boy was found with a gunshot wound to his leg at the St. Louis Language Immersion School, located at 4011 Papin Street. The school is about a mile from the Lafayette Avenue shooting scene. By Stephanie Baumer An 8-year-old boy was found with a gunshot wound to his leg at the St. Louis Language Immersion School, located at 4011 Papin Street. The school is about a mile from the Lafayette Avenue shooting scene. By Stephanie Baumer
An 8-year-old boy was found with a gunshot wound to his leg at the St. Louis Language Immersion School, located at 4011 Papin Street. The school is about a mile from the Lafayette Avenue shooting scene. By Stephanie Baumer An 8-year-old boy was found with a gunshot wound to his leg at the St. Louis Language Immersion School, located at 4011 Papin Street. The school is about a mile from the Lafayette Avenue shooting scene. By Stephanie Baumer
An 8-year-old boy was found with a gunshot wound to his leg at the St. Louis Language Immersion School, located at 4011 Papin Street. The school is about a mile from the Lafayette Avenue shooting scene. By Stephanie Baumer An 8-year-old boy was found with a gunshot wound to his leg at the St. Louis Language Immersion School, located at 4011 Papin Street. The school is about a mile from the Lafayette Avenue shooting scene. By Stephanie Baumer

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – Police in St. Louis are investigating a south city shooting that injured two people, including a child.

Police said an adult man was getting ready to leave a home in the 3900 block of Lafayette Avenue around 8:45 Tuesday morning when he opened the garage and found a man with a gun. There was a struggle between the suspect and man, which ended when a woman inside the house got a handgun and began shooting at the suspect. The suspect and woman then exchanged gunfire.

After gunshots were exchanged, the suspect got into the victim’s car, which was warming up in the driveway, and drove away.

An 8-year-old boy suffered a gunshot graze wound to his leg and was taken to a hospital after arriving at the St. Louis Language Immersion School, located at 4011 Papin Street. The school is about a mile from the Lafayette Avenue shooting scene.

A female victim was taken to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg.  Police later arrested the man who lives at the home because they said they found marijuana in a bathroom and in the basement.

Police say the suspect was last seen in a black 2006 RT Charger with Missouri plates FA5Z4K. Police said they later recovered the at Broadway and Calvery. Nobody was inside. 

The male victim told police he saw another tan Chevy sedan in the alley. He said he believes other suspects were inside the vehicle.

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