ST. LOUIS, MO - Two women were wounded Sunday afternoon when someone opened fire on their SUV. It happened on Arlington Avenue near Ridge Avenue around 4:19pm. A 26-year old was shot in the abdomen. A 50-year old was struck in the back. Both were rushed to the hospital, conscious and breathing.
Another woman was shot just a few minutes later, around 4:25pm, at nearby St. Louis Avenue and Clara. That woman was also conscious and breathing when taken to the hospital.
Around 6:15pm, three men were shot in the 1300 block of Clara, near Page. One was shot in the foot, another in the leg, and another in the eye. All are listed as stable. The victims told police they were sitting on their porch when someone drove by and shot at them for an unknown reason.
There is no word if the shootings are related.
Better Family Life wants to remind residents of their Gun Violence De-Escalation Centers, where representatives will confidentially document disputes and begin the resolution process. You can call the De-Escalation Hotline at 314.203.3900 or visit a de-escalation center at four churches around St. Louis:
- North County: Greater St. Marks Family Church, 9950 Glen Owens Dr.
- North City: New Northside Missionary Baptist, 8645 Goodfellow Blvd.
- Mid-Town: Washington Metropolitan A.M.E. Zion Church, 613 N. Garrison Ave.
- South City: Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, 2621 Utah St.