Woman and her 8-year-old son shot in St. Louis

5 years 5 months 1 week ago Tuesday, January 27 2015 Jan 27, 2015 Tuesday, January 27, 2015 9:57:00 AM CST January 27, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police say an 8-year-old St. Louis boy went to school and told an office worker he had been shot, after his mother exchanged gunfire with a man who tried to force his way into a home.

The mother was also wounded in the Tuesday morning shooting. Both mother and child are in stable condition.

Officers were called after a male resident was confronted by another man who tried to push his way into the house. The mother got a gun and exchanged shots with the suspect.

She was shot in the leg and a bullet grazed the child's ankle. The suspect stole the family's car. It wasn't clear if he was injured.

It appears no one knew the child had been injured until he told a school worker.

[Editor's note: This story has been updated to include the most recent information, and the title has been corrected to reflect the correct age of the boy.]

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