A vacationing family fired on I-55 in Jefferson County; wounded father

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A person was shot within the leg whereas using an SUV on the freeway close to Pevely. St. Louis County Police later stopped the suspicious automotive and arrested two girls.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – A household on trip in Kansas Metropolis was killed on Friday afternoon as they handed by means of the St. Louis space. The daddy of the household of six sustained a gunshot wound to his leg.

Simply earlier than 3:00 PM, police and an ambulance responded to Interstate 55 northbound close to Pevely in Jefferson County. Visitors cameras from MoDOT confirmed rescuers surrounding a car that was on his proper shoulder.

The Tennessee household was on I-55 when two girls in a white Ford Focus approached them and fired 4 photographs into their SUV. They instructed police investigators that they do not know what triggered the capturing and that there was no altercation main as much as the capturing.

Missouri State Freeway Patrol investigators stated the daddy was shot within the leg within the passenger seat. The mom, who was driving on the time, and the 4 youngsters within the again weren’t hit. The person was transported to the hospital with what gave the impression to be non-fatal accidents. Two of the youngsters had been underneath the age of two.

Police tracked the occupants of the white Ford Focus to Olive and the I-270 to Creve Coeur and two girls had been arrested. There was no phrase on their identification or potential prices in opposition to them.

On Friday night time, 5 On Your Aspect discovered the victims’ Nissan Pathfinder at an auto restore store in Pevely. Two bullet holes are seen within the entrance passenger door.

The Visitors Police are investigating.

5 Colin Jeffery and Jacob Kuerth of On Your Aspect contributed to this report.



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