Couple allegedly shot by 13-year-old girl improving
BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS (AP) — A husband and wife in their 70s who were allegedly shot by a 13-year-old girl last week in north St. Louis County are improving.
A family friend, Joo Lim, told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the female victim has moved out of intensive care and is stable. The man is still in critical condition, but Lim says doctors say he will likely survive.
The shooting July 19 at King's Beauty Supply Store in Bellefontaine Neighbors drew national attention. Police say the girl had been kicked out of the store earlier in the day for stealing. She allegedly shot the couple — the parents of the store owner — after returning later in the day.
A GoFundMe page has been set up in part to pay medical bills.