Mother shot in front of kids near Science Center; police search for suspects

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A Fenton mother driving her kids to a football game is shot near the St. Louis Science Center. Investigators are now searching for the shooter while the mom recovers. The victim's neighbors who say it's hard to imagine a mother being shot in front of her children. Now police need your help in tracking down the suspects.

The victim's neighbors are in shock after investigators say the mother in her 40's was driving on Oakland avenue near Kingshighway when a gunman opened fire. The shots striking the woman in the neck and shattering her window.

Police want you to take a good look at surveillance photos of the two suspects. The images show a woman in her 20's wearing a Blues sweatshirt and a man in his 20's wearing a red shirt and a black baseball hat.

The victim was making a left turn when she heard a loud pop. She and noticed her rear passenger window was shattered. That's when she felt a sharp pain to the rear neck and upper back area. She had three kids in the car at the time of the shooting ages 17, 11, and 8.

The shooting victim then drove into the parking lot of St. Louis University High School for help. Soccer and varsity football games were going on at the school.

The high school released this statement and it reads in part, "At no time was there an immediate threat on our campus. We are grateful for our partnership with the St. Louis City Police Department. Our prayers are with the victim, whom police have indicated to us has non life threatening injuries."

Police say anyone who recognizes these two suspects is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.