Woman shot in St. Louis neighborhood now targeted by police

3 years 3 months 3 weeks ago Monday, February 02 2015 Feb 2, 2015 Monday, February 02, 2015 8:50:00 AM CST February 02, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 36-year-old woman was shot in the chest Monday morning in a St. Louis neighborhood targeted for extra patrols by police starting just hours later.

The woman was shot in her home about 5:20 a.m. in the city's West End neighborhood. City police are focusing extra attention on the West End and two nearby neighborhoods through a "hot-spot initiative." Police Chief Sam Dotson and Mayor Francis Slay are expected to attend a 10 a.m. roll call at which the targeted patrol effort will be unveiled.

The unidentified victim was hospitalized in critical but stable condition. Police say she was in her home when a stray bullet passed through a window.

 

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