Woman shot in St. Louis neighborhood now targeted by police
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.