JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- Two teen boys, ages 17 and 14, were unhurt after the car they were riding in was shot multiple times on Grandview Drive in Jefferson County, near the intersection of Highway 30 and New Sugar Creek Road. Many heard the gunshots Sunday evening after 7 p.m.
"We heard the first shot but we thought it might have been a backfire. But just that quick we heard several shots, five or six of them, said Dennis O’Donnell.
"We were sitting in the living room. There was pow, and then pow, pow, pow, pow and then pow,” said Bob Conley.
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office, the teens parked their car on Grandview Drive and the 14-year old walked to the parking lot of a nearby Walgreens. After speaking with people in a black car, the 14-year old ran back, chased by someone firing at him with a gun.
Investigators say the teens tried to get away in their car but pulled out into traffic on New Sugar Creek Road and were struck by two vehicles. A woman in one of them got out to check on the teens but apparently didn’t put her car in park and it rolled down an incline and struck a house. A few bricks were knocked off the corner of the house.
One of the neighbors said he spoke with the 14-year old before police arrived
"I said do you have friends down this street. Were you seeing friends? And he said oh no I just wanted to get some M&Ms," said Denny Mulinex.
Investigators were checking surveillance video at nearby businesses in hopes of getting a better look at the suspects in the black car.