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Great-grandma victim of attempted carjacking while putting toddler in car seat

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The 70-year-old victim told News 4 she was putting her 2-year-old great grandbaby in his car, in front of her own home on Midwood Avenue, when a man came behind her and demanded her keys. By Stephanie Baumer The 70-year-old victim told News 4 she was putting her 2-year-old great grandbaby in his car, in front of her own home on Midwood Avenue, when a man came behind her and demanded her keys. By Stephanie Baumer
The 70-year-old victim told News 4 she was putting her 2-year-old great grandbaby in his car, in front of her own home on Midwood Avenue, when a man came behind her and demanded her keys. By Stephanie Baumer The 70-year-old victim told News 4 she was putting her 2-year-old great grandbaby in his car, in front of her own home on Midwood Avenue, when a man came behind her and demanded her keys. By Stephanie Baumer
The 70-year-old victim told News 4 she was putting her 2-year-old great grandbaby in his car, in front of her own home on Midwood Avenue, when a man came behind her and demanded her keys. By Stephanie Baumer The 70-year-old victim told News 4 she was putting her 2-year-old great grandbaby in his car, in front of her own home on Midwood Avenue, when a man came behind her and demanded her keys. By Stephanie Baumer

HAZELWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A Hazelwood, Missouri great-grandmother says she was the victim of an attempted carjacking and her brother was shot at Tuesday morning.

The 70-year-old victim told News 4 she was putting her 2-year-old great-grandchild in his car, in front of her own home on Midwood Avenue, when a man came behind her and demanded her keys.

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"He was like alright 'up them keys,"' recalled Bernice Garrett. "And I was like 'up them keys?'  'What keys?'"  Garrett at first said she thought it was a joke.

Garrett said her 69-year-old brother came out of the house and the man started to walk away. The victim’s brother asked the man 'can I help you with something?' At that time, the man turned and fired shots at him and then got into his car.  No one was injured.

Garrett reports there was a second man who was on the sidewalk and got into a black impala with the suspect.  Another witness to the incident says there were three suspects.

"It's an opportunist type of crime," said Gregg Hall, with the Hazelwood Police Department. I don't really know what their intentions were other than to steal this resident's car. I don't know if they realized that there was a child in the car or what they would have done if they had got in and realized there was a child was there." 

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