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Centralia woman killed, 3 others injured in Hazelwood interstate shooting

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A woman was killed and three others were injured in a shooting along I-270 (Credit: KMOV) A woman was killed and three others were injured in a shooting along I-270 (Credit: KMOV)

HAZELWOOD, Mo. (KMOV.com) – The Major Case Squad was activated after a woman was killed and three others injured in a shooting along Interstate 270 early Sunday morning.

Hazelwood Police said the shooting took place on Interstate 270 near North Lindbergh Boulevard around 2 a.m. A preliminary investigation indicated all four shooting victims were inside a vehicle at the time of the drive-by shooting. 

"It appears it was a driving situation," said Lt. Michael Brady of the Hazelwood Police Department. "They were both driving on Interstate 270. 

One of the victims, 37-year-old Emma Wallace, of Centralia, Illinois, died. Two other victims, a man and woman, were listed in serious condition. The final victim, a man, was released from the hospital.

The fourth victim told police he had no idea why the suspects shot at them.

Police believe the shooting may be related to a Saturday night carjacking in Sauget, Illinois.

Three suspects pulled up in a dark car and demanded the keys victim’s car keys at gunpoint at the Phillips 66 on Mississippi around 10:15 p.m., according to authorities. The carjacking suspects drove off in the stolen black Mercedes and headed toward St. Louis, police said.

The stolen Mercedes was found on New Halls Ferry in North County about an hour after the drive-by shooting. According to police, no weapons or obvious evidence was found inside the vehicle.

Police are currently unsure if this is was a targeted shooting or random. 

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